"force to be reckoned with"
a person or thing considered to be strong, powerful, or difficult to defeat
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Have you heard about this fresh new company with its completely innovative product? Do you think it will be a problem for us?
Colleague 2: We are a well-established company with a proven track record. How could we possible feel threatened by a fledgling company?
Colleague 1: If their product is as innovative and unique as I've heard and the new company can get some traction in the marketplace, it will become a force to be reckoned with.
Colleague 2: Then I suppose that we should pay attention to this new company and their product and be prepared for a battle.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: Where are you going?
Friend 2: There are a group of us students who want to become more active in school politics. For too long, we haven't really had a voice in the governing of the university. It is time that changed. We are busy recruiting members and getting our message out.
Friend 1: And do you really think that a student group can affect any real change?
Friend 2: With just over sixty-five percent of the student population actively involved, we are now a powerful force to be reckoned with. The university administration has agreed to have a meeting with our representatives.
There is no gerund form for force to be reckoned with.
1) He would be a force to be reckoned with, absolutely. Top 10 possibly, and a staying power throughout the struggle.
2) As more and more cancer survivors thrive, we become a force to be reckoned with. Cancer survivors should not feel slighted in addition to all the other issues ...
3) Sharpton's MSNBC show has become a force to be reckoned with in American politics, bringing issues of race to the forefront.
4) ... been paying attention, you've known that smartphones are a force to be reckoned with and were expected to eventually dominate worldwide.
5) ... she made it clear she was a force to be reckoned with -- certainly not one that some gun-toting playboy would push around.
6) Reitman's direction shows he's a force to be reckoned with and should be in full blown force for Oscar consideration along with the adaptation ...
7) The angry person who might seek spiteful revenge is a force to be reckoned with, while a sensible opponent can be easily dealt with.
8) ... any good mother when her children are threatened, Kali is a force to be reckoned with. She is both a loving teacher and fierce protector.
9) ... the 20th century, Japan was recognized by Western powers as a force to be reckoned with, and Japan became a member of the League of Nations.
10) ... insufficient attention to state-sponsored terrorism, which will increasingly be a major force to be reckoned with.
11) Though she's now 62, Weaver still proves a force to be reckoned with, oozing authority and doling out smackdowns with cameo appearances in ...
12) ... rounding error in the sales numbers. Will they ever be a force to be reckoned with? I have my doubts. The batteries are still huge and heavy.
13) Chinese women have become quite a force to be reckoned with in recent years.
14) ... a National Book Award winner that established her as a force to be reckoned with. Since that auspicious beginning, she has been nominated for nearly every major ...
15) Perfectly cooked octopus is a force to be reckoned with: juicy and tender, instead of bland and rubbery.
16) ... the radical Industrial Workers of the World had become a force to be reckoned with, culminating in its success in the Lawrence textile mill strike in 1912.
17) ... shows people that you're in the room. You are a force to be reckoned with, and you're not shrinking or cowering from the way others make you ...
18) Google Maps Wishlist Google maps is a force to be reckoned with, just ask Apple, and any other map tech out there.
19) I truly believe anarchist ideals are spreading and will be a force to be reckoned with sooner than later.
20) That's what masses of people are; they are a force to be reckoned with.