a hard act to follow


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a hard act to follow

COMMON If someone is a hard act to follow, they are so good at what they do that it will be difficult for anyone else to be as successful. Prince Charles has known his destiny since childhood. He knows too that his mother will be a hard act to follow. Note: Adjectives such as tough and difficult can be used instead of hard. There's no doubt Alex Ford's vision and hard work have played a major role in the museum's success. He'll be a tough act to follow.
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