there's the rub

there's the rub

here is the difficulty You can't get a job unless you have experience. And there's the rub – how do you get experience if you can't get a job?
Usage notes: also appears as here's the rub and that's the rub: The factory is ready to go, but here's the rub – there's no market for the products.
See also: rub

There's the rub.

  (old-fashioned) also Therein lies the rub. (old-fashioned)
something that you say when you are explaining what the difficulty is in a particular situation You can't get a job unless you have experience. And there's the rub - how do you get experience if you can't get a job?
See also: rub
References in classic literature ?
Ay, there's the rub, Tom; one is obliged in our business to put up with the SECOND class.
Too many people, too much greed, and too much waste--aye, there's the rub.
But, ah, there's the rub immediately, because my modem is almost certainly too old.
And there's the rub, if you want to look retro cool - why not just buy an older car?
Fans will be able to see the legendary band, who are renowned for albums including Argus, There's the Rub and New England, at Blackwood Miners' Institute on Saturday, October, 8 with doors opening at 7.
And there's the rub, because ITV should be producing first class drama - as it did with Downton Abbey.
But there's the rub - Edith's Boy has a more difficult stall to deal with if he's to dominate today's field and the aforementioned Buy On The Red (handily drawn in stall two) and Silver Prelude are both capable of putting it up to him early doors.
And there's the rub, because both of these metrics need time to be read with the sort of confidence required to convince senior management in Blackfriars.
I could give you a list of 10 players who, if only the evidence could stick, would spend less time worrying about drop shots and more time fretting over mug-shots - but there's the rub.
There's the rub of being the same man who wrote ``Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,'' ``Beggars in the House of Plenty,'' ``Four Dogs and a Bone'' and, most recently, the Pulitzer Prize-winning ``Doubt.
And there's the rub for those who are in the middle, because middle-market products--be they Kraft macaroni and cheese or Chevrolets, two examples Silverstein cites--have a difficult time of making themselves sufficiently distinctive from the products offered at the lower end.
Ah, but there's the rub with some others, specifically physicist Michio Kaku and Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space (which makes no attempt, as far as we can tell, to fashion a catchy acronym from that title).
But there's the rub, The founders of NAS sought to create a revolutionary education organization that would break with the "failed policies" and tired ideas of the education establishment.