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C'est vouloir prendre des lièvres au son du tambour

English translation of C'est vouloir prendre des lièvres au son du tambour

It's like wanting to catch hares with the sound of the drum

This French proverb is used to indicate that someone is trying to do something in a way that is obviously or comically unlikely to succeed. It's comparable in spirit to the English saying 'attempting to square the circle'.

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