a hard/tough nut (to crack)

noun phrase

Definition of a hard/tough nut (to crack)

: a person or thing that is difficult to deal with, understand, or influence The team's defense is a tough nut to crack. The problem is a hard nut to crack. He's a tough nut, but I think I can get him to agree to the contract.

Learn More About a hard/tough nut (to crack)

Dictionary Entries Near a hard/tough nut (to crack)

a hard/tough act to follow

a hard/tough nut (to crack)

Aharonov-Bohm effect

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for a hard/tough nut (to crack)

Cite this Entry

“A hard/tough nut (to crack).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20hard%2Ftough%20nut%20%28to%20crack%29. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!