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2 definitions by D C King

A steady stream of small, seemingly inconsequential or minor nuisances, which build up over a prolonged period of time and which, eventually, take their toll and exact a heavy price.
Raising children is like being pecked to death by chickens.
by D C King March 20, 2008
As ferrets can be rather excitable and jumpy, trying to herd them (or get them under control) becomes a next to impossible task as they dart this way and that.
Oh my god, trying to organise a night out with that lot is like herding ferrets.
by D C King March 19, 2008