it's no picnic

be no picnic

To not be an easy person or thing to deal with; to be particularly unenjoyable or difficult. I love kids, but watching 20 of them at once is no picnic, believe me! Cleaning all that crusted gunk out of the motor was no picnic. My father is not a bad person, but he's certainly no picnic, that's for sure. He was just reared to be tough, so that's all he knows how to be.
See also: no, picnic

it's no picnic

It is not an easy task; it is unenjoyable or challenging. I love kids, but watching 20 of them at once? It's no picnic, believe me! It's no picnic spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon cleaning out the garage.
See also: no, picnic
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