One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be difficult to surpass or defeat.‘last year's £2.3 million record will take some beating’
- ‘It is not the first time that he had disappeared from view only to re-emerge at the top of his form but the fact that he could do it at 33 and at the end of a long season took some beating.’
- ‘‘It's a record that takes some beating and I've never heard of anywhere else achieving anything like that,’ he commented.’
- ‘Rapid Deployment, like may of the horse trained by Hughes, has not been at the top of his game but Hughes is on the way back and his recent record in this event takes some beating.’
- ‘Even by the standards of unreconstructed Scottish masculinity, his assumption that a woman of child-bearing age would put reproduction before professional ambition took some beating.’
- ‘His records at the TT will take some beating and it will take a rider of great courage and bravery to match his achievements and the number of titles he has won on the island.’
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