Have one's work cut out – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

To have one’s work cut out is to achieve or complete something with great difficulty.

Examples of use:

1. We’re going to have our work cut out to finish this project before the deadline.

2. She has her work cut out raising four young children and working full time.

3. The Coastguard service had their work cut out when they rescued the ship’s crew during a storm.

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