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Old August 06, 2009, 05:41 PM
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In English?
After trying to get something from somebody, after insisting on something and you realize there is nothing to do, you say.
No hay nada que rascar. (all context)
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Old August 06, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Hmm well not sure about this one. Maybe:

' Oh well we gave it our best shot' ?
' There' s nothing left to do'

Or alternatively:

'We went the whole nine yards, but nothing worked/ to no avail'
(Something to this effect).
"Roam with young Persephone.
With the morrow, there shall be
One more wraith among your number"
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Old August 07, 2009, 10:21 AM
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There's nothing left to do.
There's no way to convince him/her/them.
They're not going to change their mind.
There is nothing more we can do.
We have no more options.
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