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a force to reckon with

A person or thing considered to be strong, powerful, or difficult to defeat. A variant of the more common "a force to be reckoned with." They say the young boxer is a force to reckon with, so I'm betting he'll win the match tonight. The attorney may look petite and meek, but she's a force to reckon with in the courtroom.
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The NPA terrorists are trying to project in the area that they are still a force to reckon with and that's why they are hitting soft targets," he said.
Also speaking, Edun described the coming of Obanikoro as a plus for the party in the area, describing him as a force to reckon with.
A couple of months ago our PM urged all to ignore Sam Rainsy; that he has changed his mind and has used abusive language to rebuke him indicates that the latter is still a force to reckon with He must do anything to politically destroy him.
Robbie Manalang remained a force to reckon with as AMA Online Education finally ended its drought with a 96-93 win over Batangas-EAC in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
I am very much delighted to see that our country is rich in women hockey talent and with hard work and commitment and training under the watchful eyes of experienced coaches, our women hockey team can emerge as a force to reckon with at the international level,' he said.
Together, they are a force to reckon with for the development and protection of the region.
Summary: Women today are not only life giving beings, they has evolved to be a great force to reckon with
THE Punjab University dispute could well turn into a raging conflict, involving the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba and the Pakhtun students mainly on Balochistan's quota who have emerged as a force to reckon with in recent years.
Speaking to XPRESS, Dr Mohammad Al Redha, director of the Department of Organisational Transformation at DHA, said the case handled by Dubai Hospital's Dr Yaser Saeedi, consultant urologist, and Dr Kais Kotiesh, urology specialist, was published in the prestigious Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine in its August 11, 2017 edition, making Dubai a force to reckon with in the rapidly developing field of 3D printing.
15 (ANI): Gradually turning into a fashion force to reckon with, Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty is all set to launch her own clothing line for youngsters.
He won a handsome 82 votes to show that FMSCI is a force to reckon with on the world stage.
With each passing day, fencing is at a constant rise and if the government and business houses sponsor fencing events and teams, the day is not far when we will emerge as a force to reckon with at international fencing scene,' they told reporter.
We have successfully worked together before and I am convinced that with our combined strengths we will be a leading force to reckon with.
Mawuko Afadzinu, head, Marketing and Communications, Stanbic Bank, said, 'These awards go a long way to entrench Stanbic's position as a great force to reckon with in the Ghanaian Banking industry.
The result is: Trump has become a force to reckon with.