a tall order

orders are orders

commands must be obeyed, however much you may disagree with them

out of order

not in normal sequence

(of a machine) not working

(of behaviour) improper or unacceptable – informal

a tall order

something that is difficult to accomplish

1998 - Times - But the UK economy had to slow down somewhat and gliding it down to exactly the right spot was a tall order.

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