pull teeth

pull teeth

To do something that is especially difficult, tedious, or requires an extreme amount of effort; to do something in the most difficult or unpleasant way possible. With this new way of preparing vegetables, you'll no longer have to pull teeth to get your kids to eat their greens! I've been pulling teeth trying to get my family members organized for this get together, but I think it will all be worth it!
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Alternatively, you can go classic with Alternatively, you can go classic with traditional metal train tracks which are tightened over time to pull teeth gradually into place.
Now the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to persuade blacktail hunters to actually pull teeth from deer they harvest.
I would like to be involved," she said, "but it's like trying to pull teeth to get people interested here.
Does the dentist pull teeth only of a certain number, like all odd or all even?
A DENTIST who finds it painful to pull teeth after a high-seas collision is demanding pounds 21,000 in compensation.
Orthodontic chains are used to pull teeth together in order to close gaps.
With no dental care available in the villages, Pulsipher said he and his co-workers expect to pull teeth and treat infections.
Arch wire applies force to pull teeth to their proper positions.
They charge fifty bucks to pull teeth, and Kenny needs most of his taken out," says the senior Stewart, who receives $850 a month in social security and wages as a part-time security guard.
TEACHING Tanzanians to pull teeth may be an unusual challenge, but young Kenilworth dentist Jane Foster is looking forward to it.
Parents won't have to pull teeth for children to watch and listen to Dr.