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be a tall order

To be a difficult task to complete or accomplish. The boss wants me to compile 300 pages of data today, which is a tall order. Baking hundreds of cupcakes in one night is a tall order.
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It is a tall order, however, as 320 golfers will be competing over four courses for a mere 12 spots at Royal Troon next week.