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    Exclamation Idiom: have your work cut out (for you)!

    Should I use the between brackets (for you) or is it included in the idiom because at the dictionary there's unfamiliar example:
    She'll really have her work cut out to finish all those reports by the end of the week.

    I'm very confused.
    Please illustrate it to me.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Idiom: have your work cut out (for you)!

    I don't understand the question. That sentence is fine as it is. If it's relevant, you can add 'for you' after 'reports'. Is that what you are asking?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Idiom: have your work cut out (for you)!

    I don't understand too :)
    I am not asking about the example at dictionary, I said I want other examples to understand how to use this idiom

    my specific question about between brackets (for you) Is it necessary to understand the idiom or when to use it?

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    Default Re: Idiom: have your work cut out (for you)!

    I have already said, "If it's relevant, you can add 'for you' after 'reports'."
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Idiom: have your work cut out (for you)!

    Really !!! You write as I am native and I should get the picture.
    Illustrate to me -_- Examples Examples
    Forget the example I'm sorry for typing it I'm not asking about it I want to know how to use the idiom.:@
    Is it so hard?

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    Default Re: Idiom: have your work cut out (for you)!

    Please edit the above to insert spaces between the words.

    The answer's probably 'yes'.

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