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.
A BAYWATCH-style dash in soft sand is no mean feat in 4-inch wedges, but Kate gave it her best shot as she met lifeguards at Manly Beach yesterday.
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.
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.
It is no mean feat to come second to a player like that
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.
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.
Getting something done in Congress the next two years will be no mean feat.
It's no mean feat to convert the raw data from ROSAT's two telescopes into usable images.
This is no mean feat on the part of the architects, given the dominating power of Piano and Rogers' architecture.