have work cut out for

have one's work cut out for (one)

Fig. to have a large and difficult task prepared for one. They sure have their work cut out for them, and it's going to be hard. There is a lot for Bob to do. He has his work cut out for him.
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have your work cut out for you

to have to do something you know will be difficult If that report is going to be finished by tomorrow, she has her work cut out for her.
See also: cut, have, out, work
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