= L =
like nailing jelly to a tree
like kicking dead whales down the beach adj.
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.