American Cultural Literacy: “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”

“You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”

Definition: Something that you say which means you cannot make a good quality product using bad quality materials.

Sample Sentence: To make chairs that’ll last, you need good strong pieces of wood. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

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