Hercules is a famous Greek mythological character known for his superhuman powers of strength. He was supposedly the son of the god Zeus, and thus had abilities that normal humans did not have. At one point, Hercules was given a series of twelve horribly difficult tasks that he had to perform in order to atone for killing someone - a herculean task is one that would have been given to Hercules because it is such a huge job.
An effort requiring more than usual strength or will power.
herculean task for his brain cells :p
Parting with someone you really like is a herculean task.
"It was a Herculean task!" Meaning that the task was so difficult only a very strong person could accomplish it.
The body builder's muscles were so big that he must have Herculean strength. Sometimes going to work on a Monday can seem a Herculean task.
Hercules is a figure in classical mythology. He was given the "Twelve Labours," which required 12 difficult tasks: slay the Nemean Lion, slay the nineheaded lemaean Hydra, capture the Erymanthian Boar, Clean the Augean stables in one day, and on and on. Many statues and painting portray the labors. So a Herculean task is labor intensive.
Doing a task by yourself without the aid of another.
an effort off herculeasHercules was a mythological figure of great size and strength. A Herculean effort is to say that one is strong, vigorous and determined in their attempt to achieve a result, as in a Herculean task.
Hercules had to do 7 impossible tasks, which he accomplished. So something that is nearly impossible is now commonly referred to as a 'herculean task'.Answer 2OK, but there were 12 tasks.
Herculean |ˌhərkyəˈlēən; hərˈkyoōlēən|adjective requiring great strength or effort : a Herculean task.• (of a person) muscular and strong.ORIGIN late 16th cent. (in the sense [relating to Hercules] ): from LatinHerculeus 'Hercules' + -an .
It means to employ someone for a job who is quite unsuitable for the task at hand.
"To be" is not an idiom - it's a verb.
The idiom give their all means to do everything you can to accomplish a task.
Elbow grease is an idiom or term used meaning to work hard, to put more physical effort into a job or task.
The idiom "apple shiner" means the teacher's pet.
The meaning of the idiom in the pink of health means being in good health.
Pest is not an idiom. It's a word.
The idiom means impress someone is egg on
It's not an idiom - to cope means to deal with, or to handle
No. This is not an idiom. An idiom is a group of words whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words. So it is not easy to know the meaning of an idiom. For example 'Let the cat out of the bag' is an idiom meaning to tell a secret by mistake. The meaning has nothing to do with cats or bags. "Treat others like you would want them to treat you" is a saying,
Teasing you .
By accident is not an idiom. It translates literally and conveys the same meaning. It means "not intentionally", "not planned", "as a result of happenstance".
meaning of cold war
It means to help someone.The idiom "lend a hand" means to help somebody out with a task
An idiom is an expression, the meaning of which is dependent on cultural context and social understanding. The meaning of the idiom is not predictable based on its constituent elements, but is merely an expression. An example of an idiom is "kicked the bucket". These words are not taken as literal, but as an idiomatic expression.