tall order

tall order
noun
a formidable task or requirement
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finishing in time was a tall order but we did it

Syn: ↑large order
Hypernyms: ↑undertaking, ↑project, ↑task, ↑labor

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tall order see under ↑order
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Main Entry:tall

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tall order,
a large requirement, demand, request, or proposal.

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noun [singular]
informal : something that is very difficult to do

Getting the project done on schedule is going to be a tall order.

That's a (pretty/very) tall order. = That's a tall order to fill.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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