cross to bear

cross to bear

A difficult responsibility or burden that someone must handle on their own. When Nancy's husband passed away, she was left with quite a cross to bear having to raise four children on her own.
See also: bear, cross

cross to bear

A burden or trial one must put up with, as in Alzheimer's is a cross to bear for the whole family, or in a lighter vein, Mowing that huge lawn once a week is Brad's cross to bear: This phrase alludes to the cross carried by Jesus to his crucifixion. Today it may be used either seriously or lightly. [Second half of 1500s]
See also: bear, cross
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The cruelty of austerity is already too much of a cross to bear for millions of people who have spent the past seven years dutifully paying for something which isn't their fault.
112 PAGES THIS WEEKEND INCLUDING BIRMINGHAM MAIL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 1914 BIRMINGHAM 1918 AT WAR PART 8 BIRMINGHAM A CROSS TO BEAR Albert Smith has some fascinating |items from his father's time as a soldier in the First World War including this piece of trench art made from bullets.
The film is based on Allman's 2012 memoir, ''My Cross to Bear.
Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, laughter and pleasure, tear drops and pain, we've been through it all, it's etched in our hearts, from the moment we met you, right from the start, we loved in an instant, like never before, the beautiful daughter who we clearly adored, the pain is a burden, our cross to bear, it comes with a love that's precious and rare, love you forever and always Debony, Mam, Dad, twin sister Skye and family xxxx.
MY CROSS TO BEAR is recommended for any general-interest or music collection seeing strong attraction to music books about rock and roll musicians, and comes from one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band.
MY CROSS TO BEAR offers the definitive story of a band member who for nearly fifty years has authored some of the most recognizable songs in American rock music.
Great comedians, whatever gifts they were given, were given with one hand and they were given a cross to bear with the other.
These self-inflected wounds are the DPJ's own fault and its own cross to bear.
American trade union leaders have made the issue their cross to bear, portraying it as the ultimate betrayal of the promises made for the overseas flight of manufacturing jobs.
The Confederation of British Industry claims businesses will have paid an additional pounds 54bn in taxes by the end of this Parliament, a heavy cross to bear for the country's 3.
The further disclosure requirements post-Sandler will be an extra cross to bear.
personal safety," (18) uttering cliches such as "Your life is only valuable if it's given away" (18) and "This is your cross to bear," (18) or being counseled by priests to "rejoice in sufferings because they bring me closer to Jesus" (21).
The thought of two bright young people being deprived of achieving their potential and their potential to help others is an equal cross to bear.
The unfaithfulness of a spouse is a great cross to bear, but the unhappiness caused by allowing divorce, as God saw, and as we see today, is very much greater.