a cross to bear(redirected from a cross to carry)
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.
a cross to bear
If you have a cross to bear, you have a responsibility or a difficult situation which you must tolerate. Success has brought astonishing levels of media attention and that is a cross the young player has to bear. It's not an ideal situation but we all have our crosses to bear. Note: The reference here is to Jesus being made to carry the cross on which He was to die to the place of execution.