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a tough/hard row to hoe

Definition of a tough/hard row to hoe

  1. :  something that is difficult to do or deal with <I am considering becoming a doctor, but I know that it's a tough row to hoe.>



Word by Word Definitions

toughplay
  1. :  strong or firm in texture but flexible and not brittle

    :  not easily chewed

    :  glutinous, sticky

  1. :  in a tough manner (see 1tough)

  1. :  a tough and violent person :  rowdy

  1. :  to bear unflinchingly :  endure

hardplay
  1. :  not easily penetrated :  not easily yielding to pressure

    :  not capable of being spread :  very firm

    :  having a harsh or acid taste

  1. :  with great or utmost effort or energy :  strenuously

    :  in a violent manner :  fiercely

    :  to an immoderate degree

  1. :  to propel a boat by means of oars

    :  to move by or as if by the propulsion of oars

    :  to propel with or as if with oars

  1. :  an act or instance of rowing

  1. :  a number of objects arranged in a usually straight line

    :  the line along which such objects are arranged

    :  way, street

  1. :  to form into rows

  1. :  a noisy disturbance or quarrel

  1. :  to engage in a row :  have a quarrel

  1. :  any of various implements for tilling, mixing, or raking

    :  an implement with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants

    :  backhoe

  1. :  to use or work with a hoe

    :  to weed, cultivate, or thin (a crop) with a hoe

    :  to remove (weeds) by hoeing


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