like pulling teeth

Definition of like pulling teeth

  1. —used to say that something is very difficult and frustrating Getting him to make a decision is like pulling teeth.

Word by Word Definitions

pullplay pulling
  1. :  to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force

    :  to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly

    :  to strain abnormally

  1. :  the act or an instance of pulling

    :  a draft of liquid

    :  an inhalation of smoke

teeth
  1. : plural oftooth


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