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Tall order   /tɔl ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Tall order

noun
1.
A formidable task or requirement.  Synonym: large order.






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"Tall order" Quotes from Famous Books



... have been looking for orders to go somewhere for a rest. The order came suddenly to-day at 8 p.m. and we were ordered to be on board at 10 at V. Beach. A tall order indeed, all had to pack up and stow away what we were leaving behind. The most of B Section was at Aberdeen Gully, 4 miles away. Word was sent to these, but the note miscarried, and by the time they were able to come in it was long ...
— The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" • George Davidson



Words linked to "Tall order" :   task, project, undertaking, labor, large order



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