What's it going to take to (do something)

This question means "What do I have to do so that ___ will happen?" It's a way of asking what the conditions are for a result that you want.

This phrase is often used when you are angry or frustrated that someone will not do what you want.

In formal English (written or spoken) , you would say this slightly differently:

What will it take in order to (do something)?

This phrase appears in these lessons: