bang one's head against a brick wall

bang one's head against a brick wall
   If you bang or knock your head against a brick wall, you continue vainly to try to achieve something in spite of several unsuccessful attempts.
   

I've been banging my head against a brick wall trying to explain the internet to my grandmother!


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