cross to bear

noun phrase

Definition of cross to bear

: a problem that causes trouble or worry for someone over a long period of time We all have our crosses to bear. The loss was a heavy cross for her to bear.

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“Cross to bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20to%20bear. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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