Herculean effort

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Herculean effort

A job, task, or activity that requires a huge amount of effort, energy, or physical strength. Sometimes used ironically or hyperbolically. But getting enough votes to pass the controversial legislation may prove to be a Herculean effort. Sometimes it feels like finding a good burger that isn't the price of a sirloin steak is a Herculean effort. It will be a Herculean effort for them to dethrone the former champions in this year's Super Bowl, but they certainly have a shot.
See also: effort
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When the doves are caught in a hunter's net, the dove queen entreats them to make a herculean effort to raise the net in flight.
Staff are putting in a herculean effort to maintain performance measures in NSW hospitals, with more and sicker patients presenting to EDs.
A HERCULEAN effort by a team of work colleagues raised more than PS1,200 for University Hospital in Coventry.
The report states: "The peer team was impressed with the progress that has been made on safeguarding of adults since the previous inspection, considering it to be a Herculean effort by staff resulting in significant improvement in the service.
For Woodfield Park to overcome their current 25-point deficit, in spite of having two games in hand, would take a Herculean effort.
But with Llanelli, Rhyl and The New Saints still to play, it will still take a Herculean effort for Derek Brazil's side to squeeze themselves into the frame.
Thanks to a Herculean effort from organisers on Friday night - who pumped thousands of gallons of rainwater from the field at Mold Rec - the show did go ahead on Saturday.
This was a Herculean effort by all concerned and one that should be both recognised and applauded by the whole racing fraternity.
Juventude's Hercules became the next target and it took a Herculean effort to bring him down.
"It would be bad enough playing Durham City with a full squad, but it is going to take a Herculean effort without six players," said Craik Park chairman Mark Hedley.
Project creator Dr Stephen Singleton is right to believe that changing behaviours and environments will require a Herculean effort.
Brookfield Power Corporation will be making a herculean effort to get both phases of their energy development up and operating by year's end.
So are the nation's governors, recently embarked on a Herculean effort to develop a multistate definition of high-school completion.
It's high time that physicians, the American Heart Association, schools, parents, and the food industry made healthful diets the norm rather than something that people must make a Herculean effort to consume.