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Balık ağaca/kavağa çıkınca (Lit. when fish climb [poplar] trees...) -- Idiomatic meaning: It's impossible for the thing in question to happen...

The story... There was a time when the sea around Istanbul was so full of fish, that the fish bazaar overflowed with product -- and bargaining was even more prevalent than at the present time. One day a grizzled old lady went overboard and offered just a quarter of the fish monger's asking price. The infuriated fishmonger scornfully replied, "Dear Lady, we can't sell fish at that price, and we won't be able to sell at that price -- until fish can climb poplar trees!
Note: Poplar trees are still found 'abundantly' in the nearby area.

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