near to impossible

near to impossible

Of such difficulty as to be or seem almost impossible. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) The promises of the candidate during her presidential campaign are near to impossible to achieve, but they have garnered a huge following of dedicated supporters. The boss keeps setting us near-to-impossible deadlines for these new projects.
See also: impossible, near
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Area C, teeming with Israeli settlements and outposts, makes up 60% of the total area of the West Bank, making the chance of a viable Palestinian state near to impossible.
It will be near to impossible for the next president to reverse this about-turn.
Hoopelai from Belgium demonstrating dizzying hoolahoop tricks which seem near to impossible.
Andrew Colvin, the deputy commissioner of the Australian federal police (AFP), on Monday frankly and truthfully said recovering the bodies and identifying all victims are near to impossible.
Injured wrist and tough conditions made controlling my bike near to impossible.
Froome said: "My injured wrist and tough conditions made controlling the bike near to impossible.
Students said that while getting into Economics and Commerce has become near to impossible, there is still scope for English.
Brigadier Najib said that a consortium of leading private sector groups would be constituted under the umbrella of the LCCI to monitor the whole project, adding that private sector's role in nation-building was always very important because without its due participation it was near to impossible to achieve desired goal.
He said that the role of the private sector in the nation-building is always very important because without its due participation it was near to impossible to achieve desired goal.
Debilitating stiffness in finger and thumb joints - the calling card of osteoarthritis - can make tasks like opening jars, holding cutlery and tying shoelaces near to impossible.
With all of that said it almost sounds like starting something would be near to impossible, doomed to fail yet we do it almost every day both subconsciously and consciously.
But due to the growing use of restrictive security settings in company networks, convincing a prospect to download even the smallest program, add-on or plugin is near to impossible.
It is near to impossible to find a parking lot close to your destination at the towers area in West Bay during peak working hours.
US$1 million is required in order to take up the work of restructuring the collapsing infrastructure at Ncema water treatment plants, which is near to impossible for the council, says an official.
Unless governments across the world decide to invest in renewable energy, "a zero-carbon city is near to impossible.