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Meaning of a hard nut to crack in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A HARD NUT TO CRACK

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WHAT DOES A HARD NUT TO CRACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

definitionDefinition of a hard nut to crack in the English dictionary

The definition of a hard nut to crack in the dictionary is a person not easily persuaded or won over. Other definition of a hard nut to crack is a thing not easily understood.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A HARD NUT TO CRACK

a hard nut to crack
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Synonyms and antonyms of a hard nut to crack in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A HARD NUT TO CRACK»

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Translation of «a hard nut to crack» into 20 languages

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The translations of a hard nut to crack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a hard nut to crack» in English.
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zh

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一块难啃的骨头
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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un hueso duro de roer
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a hard nut to crack
510 millions of speakers
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hi

Translator English - Hindi

एक कठिन नट को ​​दरार
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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مهمة شاقة للقضاء
280 millions of speakers
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ru

Translator English - Russian

крепкий орешек
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pt

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um osso duro de roer
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fr

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un fil à retordre
220 millions of speakers
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de

Translator English - German

eine harte Nuss zu knacken
180 millions of speakers
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ja

Translator English - Japanese

ハードナットはクラックする
130 millions of speakers
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ko

Translator English - Korean

하드 너트 균열 하기
85 millions of speakers
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vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một bài toán hóc búa
80 millions of speakers
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it

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un osso duro
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pl

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twardy orzech do zgryzienia
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uk

Translator English - Ukrainian

міцний горішок
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ro

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o nucă greu de spart
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el

Translator English - Greek

ένα σκληρό καρύδι για να ραγίσει
15 millions of speakers
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n harde neut om te kraak
14 millions of speakers
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sv

Translator English - Swedish

en svår nöt att knäcka
10 millions of speakers
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no

Translator English - Norwegian

en hard nøtt å knekke
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Trends of use of a hard nut to crack

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A HARD NUT TO CRACK»

The term «a hard nut to crack» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.965 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A HARD NUT TO CRACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a hard nut to crack

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A HARD NUT TO CRACK»

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A Collection of Confusible Phrases
2. a difficult problem or task to undertake: Opinions vary, but the consensus is that the target is a hard nut to crack. Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase crack a nut (UK dated) drink a glass of liquor: When a fresh ...
autorYuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
The new man was so passive and quiet that he was a hard nut to crack. c. If you have a problem that is really hard to crack give it to John. Hard sell An approach to selling something or some idea that is very aggressive, very direct, often to the  ...
autorBoye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
1948 This was a hard nut to crack. (p. 89) Vanbrugh, Irene. To Tell My Story. London: Hutchinson and Company, 1948. 1955 "Manoel is a very tough nut." (p. 154) Mitchell, Gladys. Watson's Choice. 1955. London: Michael Joseph, 1985.
autorGeorge B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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A Hard Nut to Crack
This book is done in the poetry format for ages infants to approximately eight years old.
autorMarilyn Randall, 2009
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms ...
He is a hard nut to crack. Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase crack a nut—(UK dated) drink a glass of liquor: When a fresh guest arrived he was met by the laird, who made him “crack a nut,” that is, drink a  ...
autorYuri Dolgopolov, 2010
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American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
... crack: something quite difficult to do, change or to understand. Learning to read and write a language like Japanese or Chinese is a tough nut to crack. Bringing both sides together after many years will be a hard nut to crack. In a nutshell: in ...
autorJoseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
Hard money: Metallic money * Paper money has taken the place of hard money in almost all the countries of the world Hard nut to crack: A problem difficult to solve * This problem has become a hard nut to crack for many a talented person  ...
autorShori, A K, 2010
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English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
Try to work it out, though I warn you it's a hard nut to crack. hard of hearing i rende nga veshet □ Since your father 's getting so hard of hearing you must all learn to speak up instead of losing patience with him. □ Old as my grandfather is, he is ...
autorIlo Stefanllari, 2000
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Idioms and Phrases
... He found the problem in Calculus a hard nut to crack. (b) The boy refused to go to the Chairman for a recommendation because he was known to be a hard nut to crack and would not help anyone. Hard of hearing Rather deaf "Speak louder.
autorProf. V.N. Sadasiva Rau, Sura College of Competition, 2004
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Acupuncture Revisited: Clinical Acuology
Star Yin: Dr. Yang said, “Acuology is a hard nut to crack." I know a little about computer language, and nothing about how a computer works (I just use it; sometimes with great frustration), and my job is to help the good doctor write about ...
autorI. Yen Yang, 2005
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A HARD NUT TO CRACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a hard nut to crack is used in the context of the following news items.
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Former National Security Advisor: ISIS Here to Stay
"ISIS understands, first of all, that it needs to overthrow the 'evil' leaderships of other Arab countries, and also that the Jewish state is a hard nut to crack," he ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
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Lost in a hurry
South Africa yesterday gave a strong message to their hosts Bangladesh that they were a hard nut to crack no matter what conditions they were ... «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Exhibit celebrates jazz legend's German heritage
He was a hard nut to crack, even today. These people who have written books about him have different memories of him. He traveled all over to ... «The Herald, Jul 15»
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Rahul Yadav finally fired by the Housing.com board
With the record of being impulsive and sometimes socially repugnant, Yadav was proving to be a hard nut to crack for investors, who at last ... «Financial Express, Jul 15»
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CBS Actresses and Showrunners Like Halle Berry, Lucy Liu, and …
It's a hard nut to crack, this business, but that's for anybody. It's not for the weak or the meek. And it was hard for me. I started almost 25 years ... «The Mary Sue, Jun 15»
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Corrie's Debbie Rush has two family weddings to look forward to
Debbie says: “I think I'm quite a hard nut to crack really, so I wasn't expecting to get emotional, but when I saw Poppy in a wedding dress I don't ... «Manchester Evening News, Jun 15»
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Halle Berry on Leaving Modeling for Acting: 'It Took Me Years to …
“It's a hard nut to crack, this business, but that's for anybody,' Berry said. “It's not for the weak or the meek. And it was hard for me. I started ... «Eurweb.com, Jun 15»
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Luciano: Lathan to stay or go? She says 'I have several options …
Like I said, she's a hard nut to crack. I tried spitballing, making up questions to throw her off and somehow get a clearer clue of her plans. «Peoria Journal Star, Jun 15»
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Muscat meets Swedish PM over Mater Dei concrete
Nonetheless, the project closure agreement will prove to be a hard nut to crack as correspondence dating from 2011 already showed that ... «MaltaToday, Jun 15»
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Bix exhibit celebrates jazz legend's German heritage
He was a hard nut to crack, even today. These people who have written books about him have different memories of him. He traveled all over to ... «Quad City Times, Jun 15»
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