A tall order
我们可以用短语 a tall order 来比喻一件非常困难的或一项非常艰巨的任务。
1. The client wants me to deliver the project by tomorrow. It's a tall order but I'll try.
2. 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!
3. 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.
请注意：不要把 a tall order 同 out of order 相混淆。后者的意思是做事没有章法引起讲话者的不满。
1. I hate the way Dave smokes in the same room as the kids. It's so out of order.
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.