no mean feat

be no mean feat

To be a considerably great, difficult, or noteworthy achievement or outcome. Defeating an incumbent president is no mean feat, but we feel confident that our candidate has what it takes. Well done, John. Getting an A+ on that exam was no mean feat!
See also: feat, mean, no

no mean feat

A considerably great, difficult, or noteworthy achievement or outcome. Defeating an incumbent president is no mean feat, but we feel confident that our candidate has what it takes. Well done, John. Getting an A+ on that exam was no mean feat!
See also: feat, mean, no
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He could also run 50 yards in just four seconds and 10 miles in 45 minutes - no mean feat, not even by today's standards.
A BAYWATCH-style dash in soft sand is no mean feat in 4-inch wedges, but Kate gave it her best shot as she met lifeguards at Manly Beach yesterday.
It's no mean feat for a rock band formed in 1969 to release a new album in 2012 with original material and receive appreciative reviews.
That was no mean feat, but Ford was always very honest and very straightforward in his dealings with the public.
And while such eclecticism is certainly no mean feat, by restaging historical models, Beech unwittingly only replaces the originals' resonance with the self-conscious "difference" of their descendents.
It is no mean feat to come second to a player like that
No mean feat considering that the outside wall of the assembly building is glass [you can watch cars being built from the courtyard), and there are a number of 26-foot diameter skylights in the ceiling.
Mindful of the need to keep up to date, the store has undergone a recent renovation and as part of this, Klein Dytham Architecture (KDA) were asked to reorganize the entrance to the complex and express Laforet's new identity - no mean feat given the limitations of space and surging crowds of shoppers.
Getting something done in Congress the next two years will be no mean feat.
It's no mean feat to convert the raw data from ROSAT's two telescopes into usable images.
Retaining the number one position is no mean feat for a bank that has been completing the integration of residual balances from the Deutsche agency lending business that it purchased around the turn of 2003.
It's no mean feat to put a realistic facsimile of the entire City of Angels in a tiny Venice storefront.
This is no mean feat on the part of the architects, given the dominating power of Piano and Rogers' architecture.
But bridging the semantic gap between what customers are asking and all the information available from Kaidara Advisor is no mean feat.
It was easier for ``Warm Springs'' star Kenneth Branagh to chose his clothes (a simple dark suit and blue shirt), as he came to the party alone and under his own steam, no mean feat considering that he looked like he was a real invalid while playing polio-stricken Franklin Roosevelt in the compelling film.