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pulling teeth

The American HeritageĀ® Idioms Dictionary
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  • It was like pulling teeth for me to get any information out of the girls.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Then for quite a time it would be like pulling teeth to get her to do anything.

    A California Girl Edward Eldridge
  • Take care in your choice of a life partner, for one of your nature can get in easily, but it is like pulling teeth to get out.

  • It was like pulling teeth for Ritter to utter that last word.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield
  • But Meeker, it's like pulling teeth for me to go up to Montana without him.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • With some of them it's like pulling teeth for them to get their ideas out on paper.

  • "Not bad," said Jerry, not remembering that his mother often remarked that it was like pulling teeth to get him to mow their lawn.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Then it was like pulling teeth to get her up in the morning.

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware Annie Fellows Johnston
  • It was like pulling teeth to get information out of him, but Jim applied the forceps.

    The Stolen Singer Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  • In those days a barber-surgeon employed himself in pulling teeth, bleeding and cupping.

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