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hard nut to crack


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  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see hard,‎ nut,‎ crack.
  • n. A problem that is challenging to solve.
  • n. A situation, person, group, etc. which is difficult to overcome or deal with.
  • n. A place, opportunity, etc. to which it is difficult to gain entry.
  • n. An amount that is difficult to finance.


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