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Large order   /lɑrdʒ ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Large order

A formidable task or requirement.  Synonym: tall order.

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"Large order" Quotes from Famous Books

... said at last, "they'd put up with a good deal from you, bein' an Australian, don't you know. Fashion just now to make a lot of fuss over Australian chappies, whatever they do. But two black women—rather a large order. You might get married over there, and then these ...
— An Outback Marriage • Andrew Barton Paterson

... dependent upon material changes. Nevertheless, it must also be noted, that, in the absence of positive proof of causation, it is certainly in accordance with scientific procedure, to yield our provisional assent to an hypothesis which undoubtedly connects a large order of constant accompaniments, rather than to an hypothesis which is confessedly framed to meet but a single one ...
— A Candid Examination of Theism • George John Romanes

... A RATHER LARGE ORDER.—Amongst the many suggested plans for housing the collection of pictures once offered by Mr. TATE to the Nation, is a scheme for turning the Banqueting-hall at Whitehall to a useful and good account. As a thoughtful Artist has observed in this connection, "At this moment the ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, April 16, 1892 • Various

... going to walk home many times more, you bet," Jim said to Eva when he got home, and then he bent back her tensely set face and kissed it. Eva was crocheting hoods for fifteen cents apiece for a neighboring woman who was a padrone on a small scale, having taken a large order from a dealer for which she realized twenty cents apiece, and employed all the women in the neighborhood to do ...
— The Portion of Labor • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Words linked to "Large order" :   undertaking, task, labor, project

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