jump through hoops

jump through hoops
to perform a series of difficult tests to show that you are suitable for something

There are so many hoops to jump through that a lot of people give up.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • jump through hoops — To go through complicated procedures in order to please or satisfy • • • Main Entry: ↑hoop * * * jump through hoops phrase to perform a series of difficult tests to show that you are suitable for something There are so many hoops to jump through… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump through hoops — If you are prepared to jump through hoops for someone, you are prepared to make great efforts and sacrifices for them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • jump through hoops — ► jump through hoops be made to go through a complicated procedure. Main Entry: ↑jump …   English terms dictionary

  • jump through hoops — verb To put forth effort for the sake of appearance or demonstration. They really made the salesman jump through hoops before buying anything …   Wiktionary

  • jump through hoops —    If you are prepared to jump through hoops for someone, you are prepared to make great efforts and sacrifices for them.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • jump through hoops — to do a lot of difficult things before you are allowed to have or do something you want. They really make you jump through hoops before they allow you to adopt a baby …   New idioms dictionary

  • Jump through hoops —   If you are prepared to jump through hoops for someone, you are prepared to make great efforts and sacrifices for them …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • jump through hoops — do all the required steps, red tape    To get a student loan, I had to jump through a lot of hoops …   English idioms

  • jump through hoops — to do a lot of extra things so you can have or do something you want. The company is jumping through hoops these days to try to please advertisers …   New idioms dictionary

  • jump through hoops — be made to go through a complicated procedure. → jump …   English new terms dictionary

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