Like pulling teeth
Like pulling teeth (English) — Something that is extremely difficult. Perhaps even difficult to 'extract' like information or action from someone. A boss might say "Trying to get an answer around here is like pulling teeth". Meaning then it a very difficult to get a reply from any workers. The expression can apply to any given situation. Kids not cleaning up their room...like pulling teeth.
Literally pulling (extracting) teeth is very difficult and brutal. They were meant to stay in and they do a good job doing so.
"Like pulling teeth" in lyrics
There's so many things that I wanted to say
But the love turned to hate. we kept pushing away
And the words that came out, turned into a mess
And its like pulling teeth, Cause you'll never confess
Now the damage is done
The hurt and the pain when nobody has won.
I'm drawn to that sorta library magic
Whisperin' through the dusty aisles
Watchin' all the thinkers read
Tryin' to keep a grown mans quiet's like
Pulling teeth on a winter's eve
Cracks and pulls and unfamiliar roads
Every living day begs the question
to continue lying is to continue dying
its just like pulling teeth
it hurts for a moment and then its done with
end it, end it, why not end it?