like pulling teeth

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Definition of like pulling teeth

used to say that something is very difficult and frustratingGetting him to make a decision is like pulling teeth.

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“Like pulling teeth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20pulling%20teeth. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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