a force to be reckoned with
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force to be reckoned with
A person or thing considered to be strong, powerful, or difficult to defeat. They say the young boxer is a force to be reckoned with, so I'm betting he'll win the match tonight. The attorney may look petite and meek, but she's a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom.
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a force to be ˈreckoned witha person or thing that has a lot of power and influence and should therefore be treated seriously: The increased size of the country’s army means that it is now a force to be reckoned with. ♢ Be very careful how you deal with her because she’s a force to be reckoned with.
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