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    #1

    Hard Potato

    Is that an idiomatic expression !!??
    I read lastly in a book where it meant ' became very hard'
    I guess!!!


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    Re: Hard Potato

    I've met "hard cheese" meaning "tough". It is usually used to indicate a lack of sympathy with a situation.

    A: I wanted to go to the cinema but I ran out of time
    B: Hard cheese

    Can you give the context of "hard potato"? There is a computer programming term "hard potato"

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    Re: Hard Potato

    It came in Telecommunication Mobile book as follow;
    'At the time when the 2G network technology is put forward, the standard development organizations made a serious mistake in estimating the demands for mobile data service.Therefor, it becomes a hard potato for 2G network technology to meet the increasing demands for the wireless data service'.

    Is't mean became very difficult !!??


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    Re: Hard Potato

    You need a computer expert here. It is something to do with routing and the algorithms required to this. Red, help!!

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    Re: Hard Potato

    Thanks,

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    #6

    Re: Hard Potato

    Are you sure you don't mean "hot potato"?
    That means an issue that no one wants to assume responsiblity for.

    There's a child's game where you pass an object from hand to hand, getting rid of it as soon as possible, as though it were a hot potato - too hot to touch - and when the music stopped, whoever was holding the object was "out."

    A hot potato issue means it needs to be addressed, but no one wants to take it under their budget, under their scope of work, etc.

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    Re: Hard Potato

    Yes, actually, I found the phrase ' hot potato' and I doubt if the author made spelling mistake ' he is not native speaker , is that can make difference', although, I found ' hard potato routing' as technical term as it appear for networking technology , but I did not grasp it

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