be no picnic

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be no picnic

To be not an easy task; to be unenjoyable or challenging. I love kids, but watching 20 of them at once is no picnic, believe me! Spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon cleaning out the garage is no picnic.
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be no picnic

if a situation or activity is no picnic, it is unpleasant or difficult Bringing up four children on your own is no picnic, I can tell you.
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