tall order

noun

Definition of tall order

informal
: something that is very difficult to do
  • Getting the project done on schedule is going to be a tall order.
  • That's a tall order to fill.

Word by Word Definitions

tall play
  1. : high in stature

  2. : of a specified height

  3. : of considerable height

order play
  1. : to put in order : arrange

  2. : to give an order to : command

  3. : destine, ordain

  1. : a group of people united in a formal way: such as

  2. : a fraternal society

  3. : a community under a religious rule


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