A goal that is hard to fulfill or achieve, as in Getting a thousand new subscribers is a tall order indeed. This expression uses tall in the sense of “impressively great” or “difficult.” [c. 1900]
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And in order for them to realize their vision, they are willing to use any means.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He could order the Justice Department to begin the necessary regulatory work.
So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
A tall phantom in livery appeared, as if by magic, and signed to me to ascend the grand staircase.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.Children's Ways|James Sully
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell