tough nut to crack

Defending against malware has become a tough nut to crack as programs become ever more cleverly designed.


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  • tough nut to crack — 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tough nut to crack — See: HARD NUT TO CRACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tough nut to crack — See: HARD NUT TO CRACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tough\ nut\ to\ crack — • hard nut to crack • tough nut to crack n. phr. informal Something difficult to understand or to do. Tom s algebra lesson was a hard nut to crack. Mary found knitting a hard nut to crack. Compare: hard row to hoe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tough nut to crack —    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.   (Dorking School… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tough nut to crack — a hard/tough ˈnut (to ˈcrack) idiom a difficult problem or situation to deal with Main entry: ↑nutidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tough nut to crack — Go to tough egg to crack …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • tough nut to crack —  Difficult person or problem …   American business jargon

  • a tough nut to crack — a tough (or hard) nut to crack informal a difficult problem or an opponent hard to beat * * * a tough nut (to crack) see ↑nut • • • Main Entry: ↑tough * * * a hard/tough ˈnut (to ˈcrack) idiom a difficult problem or situation to deal with …   Useful english dictionary

  • a hard/tough nut to crack — a hard/tough nut (to crack) : a person or thing that is difficult to deal with, understand, or influence The team s defense is a tough nut to crack. The problem is a hard nut to crack. He s a tough nut, but I think I can get him to agree to the… …   Useful english dictionary

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