Idiom:  a tough act to follow

Definition

idiom: a tough act to follow 

  • to be so good that the next thing after it doesn’t seem as good in comparison.
  • to do something so well that others coming afterward feel intimidated that they can't do as well.

Example sentences

  • I hope the teacher lets me give my speech first because Tony is a tough act to follow.
  • That appetizer was delicious. The main course is going to be a tough act to follow.
  • It's too bad we stayed in a five star hotel in the first city because it will be a tough act to follow during the rest of the tour.
  • I thought Nadia's performance would be a tough act to follow but yours was far better.
  • The first candidate's presentation was so thorough, it's really going to be a tough act to follow for the rest of the applicants.
  • My goodness!  He just jumped 2.00 meters in the high jump—that's going to be a very tough act to follow.
  • The first two tennis matches today were amazing so they're going to be tough acts to follow.
  • My sister always is a tough act to follow because she's naturally good at everything.


Synonyms

  • a hard act to follow

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