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English definition of “be a tall order”

be a tall order

to be something that is difficult to do: Getting the essay done on time will be a tall order.Causing difficulties for oneself or others Grammar:High or tall?We use high for mountains and for things which are a long way above the ground:See more
(Definition of be a tall order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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