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at a push
phrase
with difficulty or extra effort
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to bite the bullet
phrase
to start to deal with an inevitable challenge or difficulty
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a bitter pill to swallow / take
phrase
something so unpleasant that a person has to struggle to accept it
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easier said than done
phrase
not difficult in words compared to how difficult it can be in practice
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fine / pretty kettle of fish
phrase
a situation that is complicated, awkward, or annoying
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hard / tough nut (to crack)
phrase
someone or something that is difficult to understand, deal with, or overcome
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to have one's work cut out for sb
phrase
used to say that something is very difficult and one will need to put a lot of effort into doing it
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here goes nothing
sentence
used to express a sense of uncertainty or nervousness before attempting something
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get blood from / out of a stone / turnip
phrase
to try to do something that is very unlikely to accomplish
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to take some beating
phrase
to be very successful that demands a lot of hard work in order to be outdone or surpassed
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tall order
/tˈɔːl ˈɔːɹdɚ/
noun
a very difficult or unreasonable request
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to be no picnic
phrase
used to emphasize that doing something is not easy at all
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