(a) tough act to follow

(a) tough act to follow
a ˌhard/ˌtough act to ˈfollow idiom
a person who is so good or successful at sth that it will be difficult for anyone else coming after them to be as good or successful

She has been an excellent principal and will be a hard act to follow.

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  • tough act to follow — {n. phr.} A speech, performance, or activity of such superior quality that the person next in line feels and thinks that it would be very difficult to match it in quality. * /Sir Lawrence Olivier s performance of Hamlet was a tough act to follow… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tough act to follow — {n. phr.} A speech, performance, or activity of such superior quality that the person next in line feels and thinks that it would be very difficult to match it in quality. * /Sir Lawrence Olivier s performance of Hamlet was a tough act to follow… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tough\ act\ to\ follow — n. phr. A speech, performance, or activity of such superior quality that the person next in line feels and thinks that it would be very difficult to match it in quality. Sir Lawrence Olivier s performance of Hamlet was a tough act to follow in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tough act to follow — See a tough act to follow …   English idioms

  • a tough act to follow — a tough (or hard) act to follow an achievement or performance that sets a standard regarded as being difficult for others to measure up to * * * a tough act to follow see ↑follow • • • Main Entry: ↑tough …   Useful english dictionary

  • a tough act to follow — a performance that is not easy to equal    Gail danced very well. That is a tough act to follow …   English idioms

  • (a) tough act to follow — so good that whatever happens next is not likely to seem as good. The last mayor was one of the most beloved in the city s history, which means Mike Ransom has a tough act to follow …   New idioms dictionary

  • a hard/tough act to follow — someone or something that has been so successful that it is very difficult for the person or thing coming next to be as good Yesterday s thrilling victory will be a tough act to follow. • • • Main Entry: ↑follow …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a hard/tough act to follow — INFORMAL ► to be so good that it is unlikely that anyone or anything that comes after will be as good: »The company could lose momentum without its chief executive, who will be a hard act to follow. Main Entry: ↑act …   Financial and business terms

  • be a tough act to follow — be a hard/tough act to follow INFORMAL ► to be so good that it is unlikely that anyone or anything that comes after will be as good: »The company could lose momentum without its chief executive, who will be a hard act to follow. Main Entry: ↑act …   Financial and business terms

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