French translation: La montagne est ce qu'elle est.
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Explanation: my understanding in English: they are trying to decide how to "attack" a job, from which point to start digging, and this expression simply expresses the fact that you can't change reality. There is no easy way to cut into a mountain (very hard and massive).
It's going to be a difficult task in any case.
RHELLER United States Local time: 23:28 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 12