Making excessive demands on someone’s skills or resources: setting over-exacting standards of cleanliness this job was not over-exacting
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- Since the job should not involve tasks more onerous than making platitudinous speeches to visiting dignitaries, the qualifications need not be over-exacting.
- The game of professional investment is intolerably boring and over-exacting to anyone who is entirely exempt from the gambling instinct.
- Long-lasting effects can also be observed in some human beings engaged in hazardous or over-exacting work who seem to 'lose their nerve' after a time.
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