it would take an act of Congress to (do something)

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it would take an act of Congress to (do something)

Something is extremely difficult to achieve or requires a large amount of effort or patience to enact. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Oh please, it would take an act of Congress to get the city council to pay to fix the roads in this town. I didn't even bother calling my doctor because I know it would take an act of Congress to get him on the phone.
See also: act, congress, of, take

It would take an act of Congress to do something.

It is almost impossible to do something. It would take an act of Congress to get Bill to wear a necktie. She's a sour woman. It would take an act of Congress to get her to put a smile on her face.
See also: act, congress, of, take
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