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Meaning of “like pulling teeth” in the English Dictionary

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like pulling teeth

If you say that making someone do something was like ​pullingteeth, you ​mean it was very ​difficult and they did not ​want to do it: Getting her to ​tell me about her ​childhood was like ​pullingteeth.
(Definition of like pulling teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “like pulling teeth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 艰难的,艰苦不堪的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 艱難的,艱苦不堪的…
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