nail that Jell-O

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 23 15:11:30 UTC 2011

There was a mention of this phrase - indirectly - in 2003.  I first heard
these precise words (emphasis by ed.) during the 1992 Presidential campaign.

"Getting Sarah to meetings and events was _like nailing Jell-O to a tree_."

Slippery. Elusive. Hard to pin down.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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