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There is nobody that's ever going to fill Ted Kennedy's shoes, and that's a tall order for somebody in the family to try to live up to.
Douglas Brinkley

Meaning of "a tall order" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A TALL ORDER

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A TALL ORDER

a slap in the face
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke
a tad
a taste of one´s own medicine
a tempo
a thick ear
A to J
A to Z
a treader of the boards
a turn-up
a visual impairment
a voice in the wilderness
a whale of a

WORDS THAT END LIKE A TALL ORDER

bipolar disorder
border
camcorder
cross-border
disorder
first-order
in order
made-to-order
mail order
mail-order
money order
murder
order
out of order
preorder
recorder
reorder
the Border
the order
to be in running order
to order

Synonyms and antonyms of a tall order in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a tall order» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A TALL ORDER

Find out the translation of a tall order to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a tall order from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a tall order» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一项艰巨的任务
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una tarea difícil
570 millions of speakers

English

a tall order
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक लंबा आदेश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وهو أمر مضن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

высокий заказ
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma ordem de altura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি লম্বা আদেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un défi de taille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perintah tinggi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein großer Auftrag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

難しい注文
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

키가 큰 순서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Urutan dhuwur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một trật tự cao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு உயரமான கட்டளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक उंच ऑर्डर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzun bir emir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un ordine alto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wysoki rząd
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

високий замовлення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un ordin înalt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα ψηλό παραγγελία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n hoë orde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en tall för
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en høy orden
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A TALL ORDER»

The term «a tall order» is very widely used and occupies the 12.058 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a tall order

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3 QUOTES WITH «A TALL ORDER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a tall order.
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Douglas Brinkley
There is nobody that's ever going to fill Ted Kennedy's shoes, and that's a tall order for somebody in the family to try to live up to.
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Alan Dundes
The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it.
3
Rachel Maddow
As proud and capable as it is, I think the idea that the military can build new countries is a tall order, and it's the sort of thing that we would only expect from a military that we have superresourced and thought of as supercapable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A TALL ORDER»

Discover the use of a tall order in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a tall order and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Tall Order. Writing the Social History of the Ancient ...
This volume commemorates the 65th birthday of William Vernon Harris (on September 13, 2003), when a group of his former students agreed to honor him with a collection of essays that would represent the wide variety of interests and ...
‎2005
2
The Legend of the Lowcountry Liar and Other Tales of a Tall ...
Brian McCreight. By the time things were right-sided again, I lay claim to the treasure as true salvage, with no other claimants, a verified find. Sundry insurance companies, museum experts, professional numismatists, historians of various ...
Brian McCreight, 2005
3
Fear Not!: Is There Anything Too Hard for God?
Cleaning this river, that holds a layer of trash and debris nearly ten feet deep, is a tall order rising to the level of an impossible task because millions of people continue to use the river as a trash can even as the government attempts to clean  ...
Margaret Davis, 2011
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New Readings in the Vercelli Book
Such a claim to 'difference' may seem a tall order in the context of a collection so often classified as being sui generis,1 most importantly for its intermixture of prose and poetry (sometimes within the same composition),2 and for its eclectic ...
Andy Orchard, Samantha Zacher, 2009
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Ray Diffen Stage Clothes
There were three new productions, making 20 in the repertory, a tall order! No wonder I was a little giddy and made one or more disastrous choices in my career. This season was to herald as new productions, Don Pasquale, Billy Budd, The ...
Ray Diffen, 2011
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The Back of Beyond: A Story about Lewis and Clark
... plants, animals, and minerals of each region. He and Clark were to draw accurate maps, by marking latitudes, longitudes, landmarks, and campsites, and they were to keep detailed journals of 18 18 everything they saw and did. A tall order!
Andy Russell Bowen, 1997
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Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective
Sixth, the emphasis on the person of the therapist and the need for the therapist to exhibit the core therapeutic conditions in person-centered therapy is a tall order for any therapist. No therapist is perfect; hence, no therapist can experience  ...
Siang-Yang Tan, 2011
8
New Terrains in Southeast Asian History
... for example, that “to have an academic discourse beyond 'orientalism' and ' occidentalism' is rather a tall order as long as we cannot break away from, and become totally independent of, colonial knowledge.”19 As Bernard Cohn has argued ...
Abu Talib Ahmad, Liok Ee Tan, 2003
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The Church in the Modern Age: The I.B.Tauris History of the ...
Preface A short, one-volume history of the worldwide Christian Church in the twentieth century is a tall order. If the Christian faith had at last become a truly global religion in the nineteenth century, in the twentieth century its conflicts, divisions ...
Jeremy Morris, 2007
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Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
Through a combination of exercises, diagnostics, dialogues, and experiments, readers learn how to redefine and expand their roles as leaders, and to enhance performance in all aspects of their lives.
Stewart D. Friedman, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A TALL ORDER»

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Wimbledon: Karlovic a tall order for Andy Murray
THE big men cometh. Andy Murray has already noted the preponderance of extremely lofty potential rivals left in the Wimbledon draw and ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
2
Trailing Towards a Tall Order
What began as a casual dinner table conversation between a 16-year-old boy and his parents soon turned into a weighty philanthropic ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Ottawa Redblacks not shocked by 2-0 start, which matches entire …
Thursday's tilt against Edmonton will be a tall order for Ottawa. The Eskimos have had a bye week to break in new starting QB Matt Nichols after ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
4
US Women's Team Gels Around Jill Ellis
That could be a tall order. The U.S. hasn't let up a goal since the first half of its first match against Australia, nearly a month ago, but early on the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
5
Alderweireld, the pick of the Premier League
With the European Championship just around the corner, Alderweireld needs to play and feel important to the team - a tall order if he were to ... «MARCA.com, Jul 15»
6
Starbucks serves our schools
That way, seeing our public schools become better may not exactly be a tall order. Lifestyle Feature ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
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Brucellosis speakers amplify difference between wildlife, livestock …
“It's a tall order,” he said, but he believes modern science can tackle the problem. When asked if there is an economic force driving livestock ... «Helena Independent Record, Jul 15»
8
WAFA beat Lions 2-1 in Sogakope
With WAFA gaining control of proceedings, it looked a tall order for the Lions to redress the balance, that prospect rose the spectators on their ... «AllSports.com.gh, Jul 15»
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Strive for excellence
A tall order, you say. I certainly agree with you. ADVERTISEMENT. “Where do I begin?” you ask. May I give you the bottom line? It is this: Try to ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
10
SnapShot bids to bring hospitality into the Big Data era
This all seems like a tall order, and it is according to the veteran marketing guru. SnapShot Analytics right now is a data aggregation platform ... «SiliconANGLE, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. A tall order [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-tall-order>. May 2019 ».
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