A tall order 艱巨的任務

更新時間 2012年 4月 13日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間14:23
A baby giraffe with its mother

A baby giraffe with its mother born this week at Madrid Zoo, Spain.

A tall order 艱巨的任務


A giraffe's first experience in life is a two-metre drop to the ground. Female giraffes give birth standing up. At nearly six metres tall, the giraffe is the world's tallest animal.


如果形容某事是 a tall order 那麼就意味著這是一項非常艱巨的任務。


The client wants me to deliver the project by tomorrow. It's a tall order but I'll try.

What!? You want me to do the shopping, clean the flat, mow the lawn and prepare lunch all before your parents arrive at midday? That's a tall order!

I've done no preparation at all before tomorrow's exam. It's a tall order, but if I study all night I might pass.


請大家注意千萬不要把 a tall order 同 out of order 相混淆。後者的意思是做事沒有章法引起講話者的不滿。

I hate the way Dave smokes in the same room as the kids. It's so out of order.


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