be a hard act to follow

be a hard act to follow
be a hard/tough act to follow INFORMAL
to be so good that it is unlikely that anyone or anything that comes after will be as good: »

The company could lose momentum without its chief executive, who will be a hard act to follow.

Main Entry: act

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • hard act to follow — (informal) An outstanding person, or something outstanding another person has done, regarded as difficult to equal • • • Main Entry: ↑act …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard act to follow — If something or something is exceptionally good, it is difficult to replace them or take their place …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • Hard Act To Follow (Split Enz song) — Infobox Single Name = Hard Act To Follow Artist = Split Enz from Album = Waiata B side = Ghost Girl Clumsy Released = 1981 Format = Recorded = 1980 Genre = Pop/Rock Length = 3:21 Label = Mushroom Records Writer = Tim Finn Producer = Certification …   Wikipedia

  • be a hard act to follow — be a hard/​tough act to follow informal phrase to do something so well that others who do it after you do not feel very confident about being successful Ken’s a hard act to follow, but I’ll do my best. Thesaurus: to do something well or better… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a hard act to follow — to be so good it is not likely that anyone or anything else that comes after will be as good. Last year s thrilling Super Bowl, when the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20 19 will be a hard act to follow. The new Chairman knows his… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) hard act to follow — a ˌhard/ˌtough act to ˈfollow idiom a person who is so good or successful at sth that it will be difficult for anyone else coming after them to be as good or successful • She has been an excellent principal and will be a hard act to follow.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a hard act to follow — see ↑follow • • • Main Entry: ↑hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a tough act to follow — be a hard/tough act to follow INFORMAL ► to be so good that it is unlikely that anyone or anything that comes after will be as good: »The company could lose momentum without its chief executive, who will be a hard act to follow. Main Entry: ↑act …   Financial and business terms

  • be a tough act to follow — be a hard/​tough act to follow informal phrase to do something so well that others who do it after you do not feel very confident about being successful Ken’s a hard act to follow, but I’ll do my best. Thesaurus: to do something well or better… …   Useful english dictionary

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