a hard/tough act to follow

Definition of a hard/tough act to follow

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

hardplay
  1. :  not easily penetrated :  not easily yielding to pressure

    :  not capable of being spread :  very firm

    :  having a harsh or acid taste

  1. :  with great or utmost effort or energy :  strenuously

    :  in a violent manner :  fiercely

    :  to an immoderate degree

toughplay
  1. :  difficult to accomplish, resolve, endure, or deal with

    :  capable of enduring strain, hardship, or severe labor

    :  unruly, rowdyish

  1. :  in a tough manner (see 1tough)

  1. :  a tough and violent person :  rowdy

  1. :  to bear unflinchingly :  endure

  1. :  the doing of a thing :  deed

    :  something done voluntarily

    :  the process of doing something :  action

  1. :  to take action :  move

    :  to conduct oneself :  behave

    :  to perform on the stage

  1. : active

    : actor

    : actual

followplay
  1. :  to go, proceed, or come after

    :  to engage in as a calling or way of life :  pursue

    :  to walk or proceed along

  1. :  the act or process of following

    :  forward spin given to a ball by striking it above center — compare draw, english


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