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like pulling teeth

extremely difficult Getting our kids dressed and off to school in winter is like pulling teeth.
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like pulling teeth

If you say that making someone do something was like pulling teeth, it was very difficult and they did not want to do it Getting her to tell me about her childhood was like pulling teeth.
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like pulling teeth

Very difficult, especially to extract information from someone. For example, It's like pulling teeth to get a straight answer from him.
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At first this request caused poor Jurgis the most acute agony, and it was like pulling teeth to get him to talk; but gradually he found out what was wanted, and in the end he learned to stand up and speak his piece with enthusiasm.
Someone once described a match as like pulling teeth, but this was worse.
SOMETIMES transfer negotiations are like pulling teeth.
It was like pulling teeth to nally get them to admit the signs were wrong, but not wishing to lose the battle, the council agreed to rectify them when they needed replacing, knowing of course that wouldn't happen for about 50 years
For instance attempting a conversation with a pre-teen and now a teenage daughter can at times be like pulling teeth.
Even then it's like pulling teeth getting anyone in red to say anything remotely interesting.
In a process that made pulling teeth seem a painless alternative, the local authority were eventually made to accept that placement of Jada in her extended family was the best option.
For many years I worked out every single day, but now I'm in my thirties it's like pulling teeth.
2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting your dental questions answered doesn't have to be like pulling teeth.
All the more surprising, then, that getting any chat out of my barista was like pulling teeth.
Tales of the Black Death, treating battle wounds, setting bones and pulling teeth - not to mention the blood-letting and the leeches.
8220;With the Sleep Terror Winter line, I wanted to incorporate a dark and ominous aesthetics to introduce t-shirts based on popular nightmares such as Pulling Teeth and The Monsters Under the Bed.
Stand-out tracks include the simple yet beautiful Long Shot and upbeat opener Pulling Teeth, while the soaring harmonies in Ballad In The Morning make it perfect for a live show.
But the JTF-Bravo's Medical Element liaison officer who has worked medical exercises since the first one more than 19 years ago, says pulling teeth are not the objective.
Anybody who has been involved in tax discussions in any legislature, but especially Congress, knows that it's like pulling teeth.
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