take some beating


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take some beating

To be very difficult to surpass; to require a lot of effort to match or be better than. Primarily heard in UK. I'm sure the rest of the competition is very good, but this chili will take some beating! I've heard that Prague is an incredible city, but living in Vienna is going to take some beating.
See also: beating, take

take some ˈbeating

(British English) be difficult to do or be better than: As a place to live, Oxford takes some beating.
See also: beating, take