What does 'Tough nut to crack' mean?
Meaning: If something is a tough nut to crack, it is difficult to find the answer or solution. When used about a person, it means that it is difficult to get them to do or allow what you want. 'Hard nut to crack' is an alternative.
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Food | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Tough cookie
- Fair crack of the whip
- Tough as old boots
- Tough row to hoe
- Crack a nut with a sledgehammer
- Turn the crack
- Tough luck
- Have a crack
- Crack of dawn
- Tough as woodpecker lips
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