Idiots’ Idioms I: Camels, Needles and Straw

Is it easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if its back has already been broken by the straw? And is this the same needle that was found in a haystack? Is this also where all that back-breaking straw came from?

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David Charles is co-writer of BBC radio sitcom Foiled. He also writes for The Bike Project, Thighs of Steel, and the Elevate Festival. He blogs at

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