be hard/tough to beat

idiom

: to take some considerable effort to match or surpass
His wonderful performance will be hard/tough to beat.

Examples of be hard/tough to beat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the course of the season, the Panthers will be tough to beat, but in a one-game situation in the Division 1 playoffs, anything can happens because there are plenty of elite pitchers this season. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024 If the season ended today, Williams would be tough to beat. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2022 Even for a team with a pitching staff like the Milwaukee Brewers, the collective effort turned in by Freddy Peralta, Devin Williams and Josh Hader on Monday night would be tough to beat. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2022 Walton’s deep pockets and family ties to Kroenke might be tough to beat. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2022 That is only one less than last year, but the Class of 2023 will be hard to beat because of the talent at the top. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 5 July 2023 Gonna be tough to beat the Fyre Festival allegations. Vulture, 17 Nov. 2022 Last year's scary movies will be tough to beat — from the new Scream to Terrifier 2 and The Black Phone — there were plenty of thrills and chills to be had. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 2 Dec. 2022 Epicenter is the heavy 6-5 favorite in the morning line and will be tough to beat. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 19 May 2022 See More

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“Be hard/tough to beat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20hard%2Ftough%20to%20beat. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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