lightweight = L = like nailing jelly to a tree

like kicking dead whales down the beach adj.

Describes a slow, difficult, and disgusting process. First popularized by a famous quote about the difficulty of getting work done under one of IBM's mainframe OSes. "Well, you could write a C compiler in COBOL, but it would be like kicking dead whales down the beach." See also fear and loathing.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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