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(of persons) "his father was a hard-to-please taskmaster"

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Along the way she's picked up two perfect scores from the hard-to-please judges and lost more than two stones.
HARD-to-please Robbie Williamson insists his Elgin players can give him more despite a win that took them into the top half of the table for the first time this season.
THREE wins in the last four outings may indicate Racing Club Warwick are showing the consistency Marcus Law strives for but the hard-to-please boss is making no bold boasts.
From dried persimmons to wool and silk undergarments, a browse through organic Web sites may give you all sorts of holiday gift ideas for that hard-to-please person on your list.
Ollie Murphy, John McDermott, Darren Fay, Donal Curtis, Evan Kelly and Nigel Nestor are absent, allowing John Cullinane, Seamus Kenny, Adrian Kenny, Charles McCarthy and Niall Kelly an opportunity to impress upon the hard-to-please Boylan.
The authors showcased gift-packaging ideas for a number of events and offered tips for hard-to-please loved ones.
Since his 1971 debut, Americana, DeLillo has gone from sometimes being dismissed as an epigone of Thomas Pynchon to being acclaimed (in the words of hard-to-please.
In addition, you must have the thick skin to work closely with many different, sometimes hard-to-please directors.
Bat not if you're Bev Harris, the hard-to-please grandmother on Roseanne.
The holidays are a much-anticipated and exciting time of year, but finding the perfect gifts for those hard-to-please ladies on your list can put a damper on anyone's holiday spirit.
The most popular kid in his class is holding a party on the same day as Alex, his brother is a bag of nerves as he prepares for his driving test, while their dad (Steve Carell) is facing a testing job interview and mum (Jennifer Garner) is supervising a celebrity event for her hard-to-please boss.
POSH ace Nathaniel Mendez-Laing does not care about his side's hard-to-please critics.
Even the cynical, hard-to-please 14-year-old admitted he'd enjoyed himself.
The twinkle-toed star - who plays villainess Janine Butcher - even managed to impress hard-to-please judge Craig Revel Horwood.
But hard-to-please Craig Revel Horwood criticised its "lack of sharpness" and argued there was "no true dynamic to it".