tall order


: 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.

Examples of tall order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Manfred is wrestling with determining how to fairly distribute revenue among teams if MLB takes over local rights — which itself is a tall order. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2024 Foxx took to the stage and did his best to crack up the crowd of advertisers, a tall order considering the bar had yet to open. Joe Otterson, Variety, 13 May 2024 Getting a Taylor Swift fan to leave the show every 20 minutes is likely a tall order, doting parent or not. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 13 May 2024 That’s a tall order for those of us who are telephonically awkward or trying to coordinate an outing with multiple parties. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 Anyone with pocket change can look like a university online Uncovering who is behind these websites proves to be a tall order. Chris Quintana, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2024 Utilizing what generative AI has to offer while building an infrastructure that protects consumers is a tall order — especially as the technology’s commercialization continues to grow at such a rapid rate. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Fortune, 8 May 2024 Pitting any young actress against Meryl Streep is a tall order that requires no explanation. Chris Bellamy and Stephanie Kaloi, EW.com, 2 May 2024 That could be a tall order: New Hampshire tried to sue Massachusetts for temporarily collecting income tax from roughly 80,000 of its residents who worked from home during the pandemic, and the Supreme Court rejected the complaint without comment. Susan Haigh, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2024

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“Tall order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tall%20order. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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