take some doing

idiom

: to require a lot of work
Keeping everyone happy does take some doing.

Examples of take some doing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That would distract from other Biden priorities, namely dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, but also other moves on immigration. Unwinding Trump policies on refugees, asylum, legal immigration and more will take some doing. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec. 2020 Upselling the notion that dressing is as much a civic as a personal act will take some doing. New York Times, 22 June 2022 But whatever 2022 offers, topping some of the most legendary soirees of recent years will take some doing. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2022 Those failures do occur, and learning to fly the Dragon by hand can take some doing. Belinda Luscombe, Time, 10 Aug. 2021 A lot of the focus has been on protecting, or moving, public infrastructure, but tackling the 800-pound gorilla of private property will take some doing. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2021 After all, with four starters — Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Royce O’Neale — slated to sit out due to rest, left peroneal (ankle tendon) strain, right knee soreness, and right calf soreness, respectively, defeating even ninth-place San Antonio would take some doing. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Aug. 2020 Convincing those boards to act could take some doing, Vaughn said. Chris Sikich, The Indianapolis Star, 8 July 2020 That will take some doing, as Hodgins’ junior season resulted in top-10 school placings for receptions, receiving yardage and touchdowns. oregonlive, 23 June 2020

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“Take some doing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20some%20doing. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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