high hurdles

noun Track.
a race in which runners leap over hurdles 42 inches (107 cm) high.
Compare low hurdles.


Origin:
1890–95

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high hurdles
 
n
(functioning as singular) a race in which competitors leap over hurdles 42 inches (107 cm) high

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But those who want to sell conventional drugs face high hurdles.
But the provisos and conditions attached to the current offers will make for high hurdles.
Only fully automatic times are listed for sprints and high hurdles.
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