One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unreasonable or difficult demand.‘they thought that the deadline was a tall order’
demanding, exacting, difficult, unreasonable, exorbitant, impossibleView synonyms
- ‘Making the step-up to inter-county football after an absence of two years is a tall order.’
- ‘It needs a 4% per month hike in freight traffic to start making money and that's a tall order.’
- ‘Keeping on top of the washing-up without a dishwasher is a tall order, says manager Sue Hargreaves.’
- ‘It's a tall order, but no one could accuse Williams of not trying.’
- ‘The title sounds like a tall order, particularly coming from someone who has never made a country album.’
- ‘While you may be able to manage for three to six months without a specific employee, one or two years is invariably a tall order.’
- ‘Making a decent sequel was always going to be a tall order.’
- ‘Flowing football was always going to be a tall order on a heavy Home Park pitch that was still being sanded right up to kick-off.’
- ‘It's a tall order, but one of the most straightforward and effective ways to achieve that goal is through education.’
- ‘It's a bit of a tall order to offer a fully formed alternative view of the world, but we can at least throw up some positive ideas for discussion.’
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