I discovered this expression:
You can't make chicken salad out of chicken something else
I heard this expression from one of the NBA basketball TV commentators on Fox Sports Oklahoma, who uses it in the affirmative, and uses something else instead shit. He uses it when a basketball player manages to score from a play situation that didn't look good at all:
The player made chicken salad out of chicken something else.
I would like to know what is the origin of the expression and where does it originate from. Any ideas?