a force to be reckoned with

noun phrase

: someone who is strong and cannot be ignored
When he won his first three matches, the other players realized that he was a force to be reckoned with.

Examples of a force to be reckoned with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anthony’s song, which repeated at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, remains a force to be reckoned with. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2023 New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is known for his power at the plate, but the outfielder's glove is a force to be reckoned with. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 4 June 2023 The Matadors proved their legitimacy as a force to be reckoned with, soundly defeating visiting Chula Vista 49-0 Friday night in a non-league contest. Kevin Farmer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Aug. 2023 The automaker spent its first decade establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with in endurance racing, putting in stellar performances at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona, Targa Florio and, of course, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 14 Aug. 2023 Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were once a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court — but their friendship has seemingly turned sour. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2023 Michelle Yeoh is a superhero on-screen and a force to be reckoned with in the world of fashion. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2023 The young center is a force to be reckoned with on the court, and his agent, Billy Duffy, also represents Mavs star Luka Doncic and rookie Olivier-Maxence Prosper. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 24 July 2023 At a time when the Tampa Bay Rays have become a force to be reckoned with in the AL East, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have started the season 13-7, John Fisher, the owner of the Athletics, hung fans out to dry. Maury Brown, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 See More

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“A force to be reckoned with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20force%20to%20be%20reckoned%20with. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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