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Adj.1.hard-to-please - (of persons) "his father was a hard-to-please taskmaster"; "was very hard to please"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"
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Both lived up to their billing last week as the stone-faced, hard-to-please merchants of the Six Nations.
His hard-to-please trainer Virgil Hunter scored his display "9.
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.
Pochettino's biggest job will be in keeping everyone happy if things don't go as planned, especially hard-to-please chairman Daniel Levy.
Brazil are always expected to be involved in the latter stages and have the honour of being the only nation to play in every World Cup finals, but the pressure on the Samba Boys is higher than ever this year, with nothing less than victory being acceptable to their adoring, yet hard-to-please fans.
Soul Sister, New Theatre, Cardiff WHEN Soul Sister opened in London's West End last year the normally hard-to-please theatre critics were unanimous on one thing - gushing praise for Emi Wokoma.
Gill's jive landed a 10 from three of the judges and even the hard-to-please Craig Revel Horwood awarded it a nine, declaring: "I loved it.
The Sister Act star first appeared on the musical TV show in season three as the stern and hard-to-please New York Academy of Dramatic Arts dean, who held the future of protagonists Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) in her hands.
The twinkle-toed star - who plays villainess Janine Butcher - even managed to impress hard-to-please judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Johnny Depp then laughed and joined in with the pitch, but it was not enough to impress the notoriously hard-to-please dragons.
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.