Idiom:  bang one’s head against the wall


Idiom:  bang one’s head against the wall

  • to feel frustrated trying to do something that’s not possible
  • to continue trying to do something that seems hopeless

Example sentences

— I try to suggest new projects each week at the staff meeting but I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall because no one listens to me.

— I was banging my head against the wall trying to lose weight without exercising. 

— Asking my husband to help out around the house is like banging my head against the wall.

— banged my head against the wall telling the committee we were going over the budget but no one listened.

— You need to stop banging your head against the wall lecturing you daughter about spending.  If she won't stop charging clothes on your credit card then take it back.

— I'm banging my head against the wall trying to get a job with United Nations. After three years of submitting applications, it's obvious they're not going to hire me.

— I keep telling my friend she should stop banging her head against the wall but she insists her YouTube channel is going to have millions of followers one day.

— We banged our head against the wall asking our noisy neighbors to be quiet and finally realized our only option was to move to a new apartment.

— I've been banging my head against the wall trying to get my daughter to finish her college applications.

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