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Meaning of a hard row to hoe in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A HARD ROW TO HOE

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A HARD ROW TO HOE

a hard row to hoe
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Synonyms and antonyms of a hard row to hoe in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A HARD ROW TO HOE»

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Translation of «a hard row to hoe» into 20 languages

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The translations of a hard row to hoe 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 row to hoe» in English.
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一块难啃的硬骨头
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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una fila difícil de azada
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a hard row to hoe
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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एक कठिन पंक्ति कुदाल
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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على التوالي الصعب مجرفة
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ru

Translator English - Russian

трудно строка мотыгой
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pt

Translator English - Portuguese

um osso duro de roer
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fr

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une ligne dure à la houe
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de

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eine harte Reihe zu hacken
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ja

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ハード行は鍬する
130 millions of speakers
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ko

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하드 행 괭이 합니다
85 millions of speakers
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vi

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một hàng khó cuốc
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it

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una brutta gatta da pelare
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pl

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twardy do zgryzienia
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uk

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важко рядок мотикою
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ro

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un rând din greu pentru a sapa
30 millions of speakers
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el

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μια σκληρή γραμμή για να σκαπάνη
15 millions of speakers
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n harde ry skoffel
14 millions of speakers
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sv

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en hård rad för att hacka
10 millions of speakers
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no

Translator English - Norwegian

en hard rad for å hakke
5 millions of speakers
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The term «a hard row to hoe» is regularly used and occupies the 98.478 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a hard row to hoe

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A HARD ROW TO HOE»

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A Collection of Confusible Phrases
I knew it was a hard row to hoe. Note: Neither expression correlates in meaning with the phrase hard act to follow (also: tough act to follow) said of a particularly good peiformance that might make the one following it look mediocre: Bill's ...
autorYuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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A Row to Hoe
She said to the class, “This is going to be a hard row to hoe for her, so please be friends and helpers.” “What do you mean, 'row to hoe'?” asked Danny. “That's an expression slaves used to use. A 'row to hoe' alludes to a section of crop that ...
autorDeborah Norton, 2011
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Fun with Idioms
A HARD ROW TO HOE C0f \CRWH, i rr^j&Kc * s^ — v^- Of We plant vegetables, etc. in straight lines called rows. A hoe is a tool used to cut weeds from around plants. If the soil is hard, it's hard to hoe a row. Metaphorically, a hard row to hoe  ...
autorJohn Smithback, 2005
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary ...
I new it was a hard row to hoe. 1847. Robb, Squatter Life, 122. God help that poor creatur, she's got a hard row to hoe. 1871. Mulford inSanFrancisco Chronicle. Nowthat I have hoed myownrow andrumor gives mea false condition, they ...
autorAnonymous
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The Love Scrolls: Seven
Seven A Hard Row to Hoe "What brings thee here and of what is thy business?" "I 've been about the earth and continue in the things of my nature; I shall not desist. With confusion I cause doubt to arise concerning the existence of the world of ...
autorEdward Hayes, 2008
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms ...
... drink a silver-mounted cocoanut-shell full of claret. hard row to hoe—(also: tough row to hoe) = hard nut to crack 1: Even without money problems, many divorced single parents have a hard row to hoe. Note: Neither expression correlates in ...
autorYuri Dolgopolov, 2010
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Chambers Idioms
2 to raise (a number) to the nearest convenient figure, usu ten, one hundred etc: The total came to £2.89, which we rounded up to £3.00 and divided among the six of us. talk (someone) round see talk. row have a hard row to hoe to have to ...
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What's in a Word: Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 ...
... to beg relief and complain that he had a hard row to hoe. Hence, the phrase came to stand for any difficult or unpleasant task. Stump. THOUGH U.S. pioneers built their houses and barns of logs, trees were so thick that they were regarded as ...
autorWebb Garrison, 2000
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Falling for You Again
After that, I had a hard row to hoe, which is a metaphor. It means things were difficult. But in the end, I found Deepwater Cove, which shows that God is watching you and planning a happy life for you even without Mrs. Moore.” Charlie gritted his ...
autorCatherine Palmer, Gary Chapman, 2011
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A Treasury of Texas humor
TEXAS FARMERS HAVE A HARD ROW TO HOE! A Texas farmer included in his will that he wanted six of his creditors for pallbearers when he died. He explained , "They have been carrying me most of my life; they may as well finish the job.
autorBill Cannon, 2003
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A HARD ROW TO HOE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a hard row to hoe is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jeb Bush Struggling in Polls
Jeb Bush has a hard row to hoe if he is going to lock in his party's presidential nomination. Currently, he is in third in the polls, far behind his ... «CDA News, Jun 15»
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The Bernie Boomlet
But even if Patrick started moving tomorrow, it would be a hard row to hoe- look at the problems Rick Perry had in 2011, when he started ... «The Weekly Standard, Jun 15»
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Republican county chair: Don't be afraid of tough political debates …
“It's a hard row to hoe, it's a hard journey,” he said. “We have set some difficult principles to live by, and it is silly of the Republican Party to think ... «St George News, Jun 15»
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I Love TV Hippie Cop!
But while regular cops have a hard row to hoe, undercover cops have it super tough! Imagine you were undercover and investigating some ... «TheStranger.com, May 15»
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Scientific Collaboration, Then and Now
Fundamental science remains a hard row to hoe. NANCY S. GREEN. New York. The writer is a professor of pediatrics at Columbia University ... «New York Times, May 15»
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One upset, a few close games and a lot of routs
Kaiserslautern 7, Naples 4: Brand new to D-I, Naples has a hard row to hoe after dropping its first two games of pool play. Kaiserslautern won ... «Stars and Stripes, May 15»
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'Financial Times' Introduces Ad Rates By The Hour
It seems to have been a hard row to hoe. Overwhelmed by click-bait farms and socially driven side-door traffic, a lot of online ad volume seems ... «MediaPost Communications, May 15»
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Watch Jeremy Renner Brush Off The Black Widow Slut Controversy …
Black Widow, in some ways, has a hard row to hoe. She gets the short stick when it comes to Marvel merchandise and she has to deal with the same supertight ... «Cinema Blend, May 15»
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Kentucky Derby Diaries: Derby Draw Day
Tencendur is a little guy; he may not have a ton of size, but he certainly has style and while I think he may have a hard row to hoe in the Derby ... «America's Best Racing, Apr 15»
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Terrafugia's flying car project is still a couple of years away
With the Aeromobil 3.0 coming out at the same time with the same price tag, the uglier-than-sin Terrafuguia will have a hard row to hoe. «Engadget, Apr 15»
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