congress(redirected from Congresses)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Congresses: Continental Congresses
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!
act of congress
That which is extremely difficult to achieve or requires a large amount of effort or patience to enact. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. It's like you have to have an act of congress before the city council will pay to fix the roads in this town. Trying to get my doctor on the phone is like an act of congress!
Sexual intercourse, especially between a man and a woman. As there was no hard evidence that sexual congress occurred outside of marriage, the judge was obliged to uphold the prenuptial agreement during the divorce proceedings.
It would take an act of Congress to do something.
It is almost impossible to do something. It would take an act of Congress to get Bill to wear a necktie. She's a sour woman. It would take an act of Congress to get her to put a smile on her face.