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Latin and Greek

Meaning: difficult to understand.

Example: The technical manual was all Latin and Greek to me. Read more ➺


a tall order

Meaning: a challenging task or difficult requirement

Example: Telling a player to score six goals in one game is a tall order. Read more ➺


weather the storm

Meaning: handle a difficult period of time successfully

Example: There haven't been any tourists this year, and the hotels, campsites, and restaurants are having to weather the storm until things pick up again. Read more ➺


rocket science

Meaning: something very difficult to understand

Example: I've no idea why Kelly can't make a spreadsheet, and it's not exactly rocket science is it? Read more ➺


take the bull by the horns

Meaning: decisively deal with a difficult or dangerous situation

Example: Jone decided to take the bull by the horns and organise things for himself. Read more ➺


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