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a long row to hoe

A particularly difficult or problematic task, situation, or set of circumstances to contend with or confront. Immigration reform was one of the new president's primary campaign promises, but it will likely prove a long row to hoe, given the deep divisions in congress. I know finishing this thesis will be a long row to hoe, but I'm actually looking forward to the challenge.
See also: hoe, long, row

bros before hoes

slang A reminder, said by a male to his male friend(s), asserting that their friendship should be more important than relationships or interactions with females. Come on, man, don't ditch us for that girl you just met! Bros before hoes, bro!
See also: before, bro, hoe

hoe one's own row

Rur. to mind one's own business. Tom: You're cutting up those carrots awful small. Jane: Hoe your own row! He didn't get involved in other people's fights. He just hoed his own row.
See also: hoe, own, row

tough row to hoe

 and hard row to hoe
Fig. a difficult task to carry out; a heavy set of burdens. It's a tough row to hoe, but hoe it you will. This is not an easy task. This is a hard row to hoe.
See also: hoe, row, tough

a tough row to hoe

a difficult situation to deal with The author said that he knew it would be a tough row to hoe when he began research for this book.
See also: hoe, row, tough

a hard/tough row to hoe

  (American)
a difficult situation to deal with Teachers have a tough row to hoe in today's schools.
See kick up a fuss
See also: hard, hoe, row

tough row to hoe

Also, hard row to hoe. A difficult course, hard work to accomplish, as in He knew he'd have a tough row to hoe by running against this popular incumbent. [First half of 1800s]
See also: hoe, row, tough

hoe

and ho
n. a prostitute; a whore. (Originally black. Streets.) Get them hoes outa here!

tough row to hoe

n. a difficult task to carry out; a heavy set of burdens. This is not an easy task. This is a tough row to hoe.
See also: hoe, row, tough

a tough row to hoe

Informal
A difficult situation to endure.
See also: hoe, row, tough
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For weeding beds and borders choose a cutting hoe which does exactly what is says, cuts weeds.
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Soms verstaan ek nie mooi hoe die dinge georganiseerd geraak het nie.
It reduces the hoe to a piece of wood, a shaped metal cutting blade and two bolts.
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The handle on the large flared hoe was the shorter of the two, and it broke during use.
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NORTHRIDGE - A 50-year-old man who was living in his mother's home in a quiet middle-class neighborhood killed a transvestite prostitute earlier this week with a garden hoe after bringing him back to the house, police said Tuesday.
The short handled hoe was banned with no exemptions.
Hoe it as soon as it emerges and you'll be all right.
Loosen up the earth along each row in turn with a hoe, then gently press the bulblets into the ground so they're almost covered.
Almost 50 years later, Clarke, now 69, a Canadian citizen and renowned writer, speaks to large crowds in major cities in the world, not about political causes but about his iconoclastic, award-winning new novel, The Polished Hoe (Amistad Press, June 2003, $24.
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