English version

be a hard act to follow

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a hard act to followbe a hard act to followFOLLOWto be so good or successful at something that it will be difficult for the next person, team etc to be as good 🔊 We’re looking for a replacement for Sue, but she’s going to be a hard act to follow. follow
Examples from the Corpus
be a hard act to followClearly Amelia was a hard act to follow.Judith will be a hard act to follow.Colm Toibin's piece will be a hard act to follow but I suspect you are up to it.It was a hard act to follow, but the poor did what they could to provide respectable funerals for their dead.
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