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Noun: kettle of fish
Usage: informal
  1. The quality of being almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring a great effort to achieve a positive result
    - difficulty, difficultness, fix [informal], hole [informal], jam [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], pickle [informal]

Derived forms: kettles of fish

See also: difficult, hard

Type of: quality

Encyclopedia: Kettle of fish