a hard nut (to lớn crack)A person, thing, situation, or problem that is particularly difficult to understvà, solve sầu, or giảm giá with.
Bạn đang xem: A hard nut to crack là gìI"ve sầu been dating Jenny for over a year, & I still think she"s a hard nut to lớn crack! Figuring out the best way to lớn modernize our hàng hóa without alienating existing customers is definitely a hard nut khổng lồ crack. The spy we captured is a hard nut; he hasn"t said a thing since we began the interrogation.See also: hard, nut
(a) hard nut to crackand(a) tough nut khổng lồ crackFig. difficult person or problem lớn khuyễn mãi giảm giá with. This problem is getting me down. It"s a hard nut khổng lồ craông xã. Tom sure is a hard nut khổng lồ craông xã. I can"t figure him out.See also: crack, hard, nut
hard nut to crackAlso, tough nut lớn crack. A difficult problem; also, an individual who is difficult khổng lồ giảm giá khuyến mãi with.
tough nut to lớn craông xã, aA difficult problem; a hard person lớn giảm giá khuyến mãi with. This early analogy, also put as a hard nut to lớn craông xã, was first drawn in the early eighteenth century. Benjamin Franklin used it in a letter in 1745: “Fortified towns are hard nuts khổng lồ crack; & your teeth have not been accustomed to it.” A similar term from a somewhat later era is tough customer, likewise meaning a person difficult khổng lồ deal with. Dickens used it in Barnaby Rudge (1841): “Rather a tough customer in argument, Joe, if anybody toàn thân was to lớn try và tackle him.”See also: nut, toughSee also:
hard nut lớn cracksomething or someone difficult to lớn underst& or bởi He is a very serious person and is a very hard nut khổng lồ craông chồng.
hard nut lớn crack|crack|hard|nut|tough|tough nut tn. phr., informal Something difficult to understvà or to lớn vị. Tom"s algebra lesson was a hard nut to crack. Mary found knitting a hard nut khổng lồ crachồng. Compare: HARD ROW TO HOE.
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