hard row to hoe


hard row to hoe
a tough row to hoe & a hard row to hoe
Fig. a difficult task to carry out; a heavy set of burdens. •

It's a tough row to hoe, but hoe it you will.

This is not an easy task. This is a hard row to hoe.

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or[tough row to hoe] {n. phr.} A hard life to live; a very hard job to do. * /She has a hard row to hoe with six children and her husband dead./ * /Young people without enough education will have a tough row to hoe when they have to support themselves./ Syn.: HARD SLEDDING. Compare: DOWN ON ONE'S LUCK, HARD NUT TO CRACK.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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