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take some doing

To be particularly difficult or require a large amount of effort. Well, it took some doing, but I finally got the engine up and running again. I reckon we can get it finished by tomorrow, but it'll take some doing.
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take some doing

to require considerable effort and care. It'll take some doing, but it'll get done. It's not impossible. It'll just take some doing.
See also: take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take some ˈdoing

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take a lot of ˈdoing

be hard work; be difficult: Getting it finished by tomorrow will take some doing.It’s going to take some doing to do the report on time, but we should manage it.
See also: take
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take some doing

tv. to require added effort and planning. It’ll take some doing, but it’ll get done.
See also: take
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