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Meaning of "a hard row to hoe" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A HARD ROW TO HOE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A HARD ROW TO HOE

a flea in one´s ear
a foot in the door
a fortiori
a free hand
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good few
a good one
a hand´s turn
a hard nut to crack
a heavy hand
a high hand
a hollow leg
a home from home
A horizon
a horse of another colour
A into G
a king´s ransom
a la plancha
a law unto itself

WORDS THAT END LIKE A HARD ROW TO HOE

accessory shoe
backhoe
ballet shoe
brake shoe
Dutch hoe
grub hoe
grubbing hoe
hoe
horseshoe
hot shoe
Lake Tahoe
mahoe
overshoe
running shoe
shoe
snowshoe
soft-shoe
Tahoe
track shoe
tuckahoe

Synonyms and antonyms of a hard row to hoe in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a hard row to hoe» into 25 languages

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Find out the translation of a hard row to hoe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a hard row to hoe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a hard row to hoe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一块难啃的硬骨头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una fila difícil de azada
570 millions of speakers

English

a hard row to hoe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक कठिन पंक्ति कुदाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على التوالي الصعب مجرفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трудно строка мотыгой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um osso duro de roer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিড়ানি একটি কঠিন সারি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une ligne dure à la houe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Barisan keras untuk cangkul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eine harte Reihe zu hacken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハード行は鍬する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하드 행 괭이 합니다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing angel ditindakake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một hàng khó cuốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கடினமான வரிசையில் துள்ளல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओठ करण्यासाठी एक हार्ड ओळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kürek sıkıştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

una brutta gatta da pelare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

twardy do zgryzienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

важко рядок мотикою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un rând din greu pentru a sapa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μια σκληρή γραμμή για να σκαπάνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n harde ry skoffel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en hård rad för att hacka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en hard rad for å hakke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a hard row to hoe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A HARD ROW TO HOE»

The term «a hard row to hoe» is regularly used and occupies the 98.478 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A HARD ROW TO HOE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a hard row to hoe

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A HARD ROW TO HOE»

Discover the use of a hard row to hoe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a hard row to hoe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Collection of Confusible Phrases
I knew it was a hard row to hoe. Note: Neither expression correlates in meaning with the phrase hard act to follow (also: tough act to follow) said of a particularly good peiformance that might make the one following it look mediocre: Bill's ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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A Row to Hoe
She said to the class, “This is going to be a hard row to hoe for her, so please be friends and helpers.” “What do you mean, 'row to hoe'?” asked Danny. “That's an expression slaves used to use. A 'row to hoe' alludes to a section of crop that ...
Deborah Norton, 2011
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Fun with Idioms
A HARD ROW TO HOE C0f \CRWH, i rr^j&Kc * s^ — v^- Of We plant vegetables, etc. in straight lines called rows. A hoe is a tool used to cut weeds from around plants. If the soil is hard, it's hard to hoe a row. Metaphorically, a hard row to hoe  ...
John Smithback, 2005
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary ...
I new it was a hard row to hoe. 1847. Robb, Squatter Life, 122. God help that poor creatur, she's got a hard row to hoe. 1871. Mulford inSanFrancisco Chronicle. Nowthat I have hoed myownrow andrumor gives mea false condition, they ...
Anonymous
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The Love Scrolls: Seven
Seven A Hard Row to Hoe "What brings thee here and of what is thy business?" "I 've been about the earth and continue in the things of my nature; I shall not desist. With confusion I cause doubt to arise concerning the existence of the world of ...
Edward Hayes, 2008
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms ...
... drink a silver-mounted cocoanut-shell full of claret. hard row to hoe—(also: tough row to hoe) = hard nut to crack 1: Even without money problems, many divorced single parents have a hard row to hoe. Note: Neither expression correlates in ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2010
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Chambers Idioms
2 to raise (a number) to the nearest convenient figure, usu ten, one hundred etc: The total came to £2.89, which we rounded up to £3.00 and divided among the six of us. talk (someone) round see talk. row have a hard row to hoe to have to ...
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What's in a Word: Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 ...
... to beg relief and complain that he had a hard row to hoe. Hence, the phrase came to stand for any difficult or unpleasant task. Stump. THOUGH U.S. pioneers built their houses and barns of logs, trees were so thick that they were regarded as ...
Webb Garrison, 2000
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Falling for You Again
After that, I had a hard row to hoe, which is a metaphor. It means things were difficult. But in the end, I found Deepwater Cove, which shows that God is watching you and planning a happy life for you even without Mrs. Moore.” Charlie gritted his ...
Catherine Palmer, Gary Chapman, 2011
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A Treasury of Texas humor
TEXAS FARMERS HAVE A HARD ROW TO HOE! A Texas farmer included in his will that he wanted six of his creditors for pallbearers when he died. He explained , "They have been carrying me most of my life; they may as well finish the job.
Bill Cannon, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A HARD ROW TO HOE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a hard row to hoe is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jeb Bush Struggling in Polls
Jeb Bush has a hard row to hoe if he is going to lock in his party's presidential nomination. Currently, he is in third in the polls, far behind his ... «CDA News, Jun 15»
2
The Bernie Boomlet
But even if Patrick started moving tomorrow, it would be a hard row to hoe- look at the problems Rick Perry had in 2011, when he started ... «The Weekly Standard, Jun 15»
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Republican county chair: Don't be afraid of tough political debates …
“It's a hard row to hoe, it's a hard journey,” he said. “We have set some difficult principles to live by, and it is silly of the Republican Party to think ... «St George News, Jun 15»
4
I Love TV Hippie Cop!
But while regular cops have a hard row to hoe, undercover cops have it super tough! Imagine you were undercover and investigating some ... «TheStranger.com, May 15»
5
Scientific Collaboration, Then and Now
Fundamental science remains a hard row to hoe. NANCY S. GREEN. New York. The writer is a professor of pediatrics at Columbia University ... «New York Times, May 15»
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One upset, a few close games and a lot of routs
Kaiserslautern 7, Naples 4: Brand new to D-I, Naples has a hard row to hoe after dropping its first two games of pool play. Kaiserslautern won ... «Stars and Stripes, May 15»
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'Financial Times' Introduces Ad Rates By The Hour
It seems to have been a hard row to hoe. Overwhelmed by click-bait farms and socially driven side-door traffic, a lot of online ad volume seems ... «MediaPost Communications, May 15»
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Watch Jeremy Renner Brush Off The Black Widow Slut Controversy …
Black Widow, in some ways, has a hard row to hoe. She gets the short stick when it comes to Marvel merchandise and she has to deal with the same supertight ... «Cinema Blend, May 15»
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Kentucky Derby Diaries: Derby Draw Day
Tencendur is a little guy; he may not have a ton of size, but he certainly has style and while I think he may have a hard row to hoe in the Derby ... «America's Best Racing, Apr 15»
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Terrafugia's flying car project is still a couple of years away
With the Aeromobil 3.0 coming out at the same time with the same price tag, the uglier-than-sin Terrafuguia will have a hard row to hoe. «Engadget, Apr 15»

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