plough a lone/lonely furrow

idiom

British, literary
: to do something alone or do something that no one else will do
She has had to plough a lone/lonely furrow in her pursuit of reform.

Dictionary Entries Near plough a lone/lonely furrow

plough

plough a lone/lonely furrow

ploughman's lunch

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“Plough a lone/lonely furrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plough%20a%20lone%2Flonely%20furrow. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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