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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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"I believe it was perpetrated to create the impression that they are still a force to reckon with. In terror attacks you don't need many fighting men," Sobejana said.
"Paige has been a leader and a force to reckon with," Dempsey added.
Botlogetswe, who is slowly becoming a force to reckon with in international stage, would be put to the test when she takes to the track with renowned 400m runners.
Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa is optimistic that the national U-15 football team will be a force to reckon with when they will represent country in the 2021 Under-17 World Cup qualifiers.
Summary: BJP has become a force to reckon with, at least in a handful of constituencies
Prince Orizu showed that he is still a force to reckon with after playing in the FIBA 3x3 Asia-Pacific Super Quest the day before.
'Together, we will be a force to reckon with in Congress,' Defensor said in the same statement.
And Qusaimi kept his words as his club, a force to reckon with in the domestic basketball, claimed its 14th crown, toppling last year's champion.
The project will definitely be a hit as it involves one of the biggest female stars of her generation and a male star whose popularity has faded slightly but still is a force to reckon with. The exchange of talents is supposedly for a movie.
The national team was a force to reckon with and had booked a place in the annals of hockey history.
Reggie Rockstone who is a force to reckon with in music in Ghana was speaking on Kumasi-based Abusua FM to Mr.
And while his party's ratings might have dropped in the face of the negative campaign launched against him, he remains a force to reckon with in Pakistani politics.
Such developments prove that PPP will be a force to reckon with in Punjab as well, and it might even give a ticket to someone in the constituency where Bilawal House is.
'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.
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.