no mean feat

be no mean feat

To be a considerably great, difficult, or noteworthy achievement or outcome. Defeating an incumbent president is no mean feat, but we feel confident that our candidate has what it takes. Well done, John. Getting an A+ on that exam was no mean feat!
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no mean feat

A considerably great, difficult, or noteworthy achievement or outcome. Defeating an incumbent president is no mean feat, but we feel confident that our candidate has what it takes. Well done, John. Getting an A+ on that exam was no mean feat!
See also: feat, mean, no
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He could also run 50 yards in just four seconds and 10 miles in 45 minutes - no mean feat, not even by today's standards.
The two fighters have already had a dress-rehearsal for this fight with Frampton (below) knocking out Martinez in the ninth round, no mean feat in a dress.
It's no mean feat for a rock band formed in 1969 to release a new album in 2012 with original material and receive appreciative reviews.
This achievement is no mean feat given the span of Emirates' route network, and the complexity of its global operations which includes markets that have poor technology infrastructure, said the statement.
And while such eclecticism is certainly no mean feat, by restaging historical models, Beech unwittingly only replaces the originals' resonance with the self-conscious "difference" of their descendents.
The project was no mean feat. It went through a series of design changes before planners eventually decided that it needed to run beneath downtown Santiago and the Mapocho River, a shallow waterway that bisects the city and serves as a drainage ditch for winter storms and spring thaws from the Andes towering nearby.
It is no mean feat to come second to a player like that
This is no mean feat in post-9-11 America--arguably one of the most tumultuous periods in American business.
A draw at Anfield is no mean feat so it is a positive end.
For the first time, exhibitions incorporated outdoor and indoor venues at several locations (no mean feat in super-vast Tokyo), with free shuttle buses, open discussions, parties and live music running throughout the five nights.
No mean feat considering that the outside wall of the assembly building is glass [you can watch cars being built from the courtyard), and there are a number of 26-foot diameter skylights in the ceiling.
No mean feat considering the Nirvana frontman committed suicide in 1994.
Mindful of the need to keep up to date, the store has undergone a recent renovation and as part of this, Klein Dytham Architecture (KDA) were asked to reorganize the entrance to the complex and express Laforet's new identity - no mean feat given the limitations of space and surging crowds of shoppers.
They have learned to take their time telling the story in impeccably clear movement and mime, no mean feat for a company known for its command of a more streamlined Balanchinean style and an increasingly eclectic repertoire.
Getting something done in Congress the next two years will be no mean feat. With a tie in the Senate, filibusters (which require 60 votes to end) can go on indefinitely, and the vice president will become the swing vote on key bills.