boil the ocean

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  1. tv.
    to waste one's time attempting to do the impossible. (See also plowing water.) : You're wasting my time. You might as well be boiling the ocean.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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