an Augean task

an Augean task
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  • Augean — adjective Etymology: Latin Augeas, king of Elis, from Greek Augeias; from the legend that his stable, left neglected for 30 years, was finally cleaned by Hercules Date: 1599 extremely formidable or difficult and occasionally distasteful < an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • task — n 1. duty, job, chore, odd job, work, devoir; assignment, lesson, exercise, homework; commission, mission, engagement, errand, quest. 2. labor, toil, drudgery, work, strain; difficulty, travail, tribulation, trial, passion; sweat, fag, grind,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Augean stables — /ɔˈdʒiən steɪbəlz/ (say aw jeeuhn staybuhlz) plural noun Greek Legend the, the stables in which a king (Augeas) kept 3000 oxen and which had not been cleaned for thirty years. Hercules accomplished the task in a single day by turning the river… …  

  • cleanse the Augean stables — clean up a large amount of filth or moral corruption, accomplish any large arduous task (as did Hercules when he cleaned the Augean stables) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Difficulty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Difficulty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 difficulty difficulty Sgm: N 1 hardness hardness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 impracticability impracticability &c.(impossibility) 471 Sgm: N 1 tough work tough work hard work uphil …   English dictionary for students

  • chore — Synonyms and related words: Augean task, Herculean task, administer to, assignment, attend, attend on, backbreaker, ballbuster, bitch, busywork, care for, char, chare, charge, commission, dance attendance upon, dead lift, devoir, do chars, do for …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bitch — Synonyms and related words: Augean task, Herculean task, Jane, Jezebel, Partlet, Seeing Eye dog, air a grievance, backbreaker, bad woman, baggage, ballbuster, bandog, battle ax, bawd, beef, beefing, beguile, beldam, bellyache, bellyaching, betray …   Moby Thesaurus

  • handful — Synonyms and related words: Augean task, Herculean task, a few, ace, atom, backbreaker, ballbuster, bit, bitch, bother, chore, couple, dab, dead lift, dole, dot, dram, dribble, driblet, dwarf, farthing, few, fistful, fleck, flyspeck, fragment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hard job — Synonyms and related words: Augean task, Herculean task, arduousness, backbreaker, backbreaking work, ballbuster, bitch, burdensomeness, chore, dead lift, effortfulness, handful, hard labor, hard pull, hard work, heavy sledding, laboriousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tough proposition — Synonyms and related words: Augean task, Chinese puzzle, Herculean task, backbreaker, baffling problem, ballbuster, bitch, brain twister, chore, crossword puzzle, crux, dead lift, enigma, enigmatic question, floorer, handful, hard job, hard pull …   Moby Thesaurus

  • The Labours of Hercules — Infobox Book | name = The Labours of Hercules title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the US (true first) edition. See Publication history (below) for UK first edition jacket image. author = Agatha Christie… …   Wikipedia

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