have work cut out for you

have (your) work cut out (for (you)) if you have your work cut out, you have something very difficult to do.

We're training a completely new team, so we've got our work cut out for us.

Have you seen the state of the garden? She'll have her work cut out to get it looking nice in time for the summer.

(often in future tenses)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • have your work cut out for you — have (your) work cut out (for (you)) if you have your work cut out, you have something very difficult to do. We re training a completely new team, so we ve got our work cut out for us. Have you seen the state of the garden? She ll have her work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have work cut out for — have (your) work cut out (for (you)) if you have your work cut out, you have something very difficult to do. We re training a completely new team, so we ve got our work cut out for us. Have you seen the state of the garden? She ll have her work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have your work cut out for you — ◇ If you have your work cut out for you, the thing you need to do is very difficult, and you have to work very hard to achieve it. She knew she had her work cut out for her, but she was willing to do whatever it took to succeed. • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (your) work cut out for (you) — to have to do something you know will be difficult. If that report is going to be finished by tomorrow, she has her work cut out for her …   New idioms dictionary

  • have your work cut out (for you) — phrase to have a difficult job to do We’ll have our work cut out for us if we want to maintain sales at this level. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: work …   Useful english dictionary

  • have your work cut out for you — INFORMAL ► to have something very difficult to do: »The government has its work cut out for it trying to reduce the national deficit. Main Entry: ↑work …   Financial and business terms

  • have your work cut out for — have (your) work cut out (for (you)) if you have your work cut out, you have something very difficult to do. We re training a completely new team, so we ve got our work cut out for us. Have you seen the state of the garden? She ll have her work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have work cut out — have (your) work cut out (for (you)) if you have your work cut out, you have something very difficult to do. We re training a completely new team, so we ve got our work cut out for us. Have you seen the state of the garden? She ll have her work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • work cut out for — a lot of work to do, difficult tasks to do, a hard row to hoe    If you want to be a chartered accountant, you have your work cut out for you …   English idioms

  • Have I Got News for You — Infobox television show name = Have I Got News for You caption = The titlescreen format = Comedy panel game picture format = 4:3 (1990 – 1998) 16:9 (1998 – present) runtime = 30 minutes (standard) 40 minutes (extended) location = The London… …   Wikipedia


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