Augean stables - what is this expression?
Avegeevs stables. One of the eleven exploits of Hercules is the cleaning of the very unclean stables of King Augeas, sung by the Greeks. In this feat, Hercules changed the course of the river and she washed out the sewage. Accordingly, to clean the "Augean stables" is to use ingenuity, not to climb into a breach. And the "Augean Stables" is something brought to a high degree of neglect.
The expression "Augean stables" came to us from ancient Greek mythology - from the myth of Hercules, who cleared the stables of King Augean from the manure accumulated there over many years, and is used now in the meaning: hard work, dirty work, a very neglected place / business / work etc.
It doesn't exist. There is an expression "Augean stables" associated with one of the feats of Hercules, when he needed to cleanse the huge stables of King Augean. Now it means "heavily polluted room", in fact, it is compared to uncleaned stables.