As Difficult As Idiom

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History and Meaning

The idiom “as difficult as” is used to describe a situation or task that is extremely challenging or complicated. It is often used to emphasize the degree of difficulty or complexity involved in a particular task or situation.


  • Learning to play the piano can be as difficult as learning a new language.
  • Trying to solve this math problem is as difficult as trying to find a needle in a haystack.
  • Convincing her to change her mind is as difficult as trying to persuade a cat to take a bath.

The “as difficult as” idiom is often followed by a simile that highlights the degree of difficulty being described. This idiom can be used in both formal and informal settings to express a sense of challenge or struggle.

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