plough a lone/lonely furrow

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of plough a lone/lonely furrow

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.

Word by Word Definitions

plough
  1. : chiefly British spelling of plow

lone play
  1. : having no company : solitary

  2. : preferring solitude

  3. : only, sole

lonely play
  1. : being without company : lone

  2. : cut off from others : solitary

  3. : not frequented by human beings : desolate

furrow play
  1. : a trench in the earth made by a plow

  2. : plowed land : field

  3. : something that resembles the track of a plow: such as

  1. : to make furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines in

  2. : to make or form furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines


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