English version

a tall order

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha tall ordera tall orderinformalIMPOSSIBLE a request or piece of work that is almost impossible 🔊 Finding a replacement is going to be a tall order. tall
Examples from the Corpus
a tall orderBreaking a habit, be it over-eating, over-drinking, biting your nails or jumping to conclusions, is a tall order.Isn't that a tall order?To ask for definitive answers to such grandiose questions would, of course, be a tall order.That's a tall order, even for some one with Howard's apparent integrity.This is a tall order for busy parents.Holding these seemingly incompatible forces together would seem a tall order indeed.If this sounds a tall order, it is.It can be a tall order sometimes.
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