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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

a hard row to hoe

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

tough 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 tough row to hoe given the deep divisions in congress. I know finishing this thesis will be a tough row to hoe, but I'm actually looking forward to the challenge.
See also: hoe, row, tough

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

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

a hard row to hoe

or

a tough row to hoe

A hard row to hoe or a tough row to hoe is a situation which is very difficult to deal with. With four children under six and very little money, my mother had a hard row to hoe. In a criminal prosecution against the police, the prosecutor has a very tough row to hoe. She is the first to admit that being a woman in politics has been a hard row to hoe.
See also: hard, hoe, row

a hard (or tough) row to hoe

a difficult task.
Hoeing a row of plants is used here as a metaphor for very arduous work.
See also: hard, hoe, row

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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Although Ben and Elana Hoer ter continue to work at other jobs - one full-time and one part-time - they are hoping to quit before too long, once the business brings in enough income.
Creatinine adjustment was used to correct for urine dilution (Jackson 1966); only those urine samples with creatinine values [greater than or equal to] 300 mg/L were included in the analysis because those with values < 300 mg/L are too dilute to provide results that can be interpreted correctly (Lauwerys and Hoer 1993).
Hoer, "Three Reflected Lines an Improved Technique for Calibrating the Dual Six Port Automatic Network Analyzer," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.
Observations sur les vegetaux fossiles enfermes dans les Gres de Hoer en canie.
RS: For the last Documenta, Hoer worked very closely with Bart de Baere and Denis Zacharopoulos, and Pier Luigi Tazzi.
Sy eksvrou Rolinda maak hier en daar 'n verskyning, maar haar impak is beperk Selfs die hoer met 'n hart van goud, vir wie Stefan een aand na nog 'n hartebreek deur Lusinda besoek, verdwyn skielik sonder om enige doel in die verhaalgang te dien.
Dikwels word die werk ook sonder meer aan 'beginner'-standaarde gemeet en op grond van redelik algemene skryfbeginsels beoordeel sonder om daarvoor voorsiening te maak dat die skrywer al op 'n hoer niveau werksaam mag wees en daardie beginsels plooi, selfs uitdaag, volgens die aard en behoeftes van sy of haar skryfwerk.
Hoer, "Thru-reflect-line: An improved technique for calibrating the dual six-port automatic network analyzer," IEEE Trans.
Hoer, "Thru-reflest-line : an improved technique for calibrating the dual six port automatic network analyser," IEEE Trans.
Hy was 'n briljante student en het kort voor sy 16de verjaardag aan die Helpmekaar Hoer Seunskool gematrikuleer en voor sy 22ste verjaardag, in 1950, as mediese dokter aan die Universiteit van die Witwatersrand gekwalifiseer.
Jong vroue het 'n baie hoer infeksiekoers as jong mans.
hoer draw, harrowing the plain, plowing terrain (Huh
It started when Aud Sto from Flekkefjord, on Norway's southern tip, sued the general interest picture magazine Se og Hoer for 150,000 kroner - about $22,000 - claiming to be the woman photographed in profile walking topless along a Canary Islands beach.
Liewe Neelsie vertel kordaat in 1931 aan ons Hoe om te skrywe (saam met 'n akademikus, nogal) en met die oprigting van die Skryfskool by die destydse Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoer Onderwys word opleiding in skryf selfs 'n korporatiewe onderneming.