Definition of a —— to be reckoned with (or to reckon with) in English:

a —— to be reckoned with (or to reckon with)


  • A thing or person that is not to be ignored or underestimated:

    ‘the trade unions were a political force to be reckoned with’
    • ‘This youngster is a force to reckon with in the sub-junior and junior categories.’
    • ‘The vitality of the Vietnamese economy and its superb growth rates are making Vietnam an economic force to be reckoned with.’
    • ‘We will be a force to be reckoned with.’
    • ‘Put the two together, and you have a force to reckon with.’
    • ‘For all the reasons I've stated, my mother is a woman to reckon with but none of these are the reasons why I think my mother is a very special human being.’
    important, of considerable importance, not to be ignored, significant, considerable
    influential, powerful, strong, potent, formidable, redoubtable, dominant, commanding
    a hard nut to crack
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