cross (somebody has) to carry

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cross (somebody has) to carry

A difficult responsibility or burden that someone must handle on their own. I really don't want to take out student loans, but it's the cross I have to carry in order to further my education.
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He has a very heavy cross to carry in the next four years.
We all have our own cross to carry, let us carry our cross gladly.
Chen expressed his concern over the disaster, and pledged Taiwan's support of the Indonesian Red Cross to carry out relief efforts.
German activist Christoph Horstel, who is on board the Iran Shahed, called for the UN or the International Committee of the Red Cross to carry out any inspections.
He added that the government still did not deliver the needed authorization to the Red Cross to carry out the transportation of the POWs to Addis Ababa before their return to Khartoum.
For those I spoke to, the answer was 'yes" Joel, a WYD volunteer from Ottawa, said that, "Like all Christians, I have a cross to carry, so I hope I'm stronger" Most said they would take their faith more seriously, and still others said that their experiences at this event had helped them to discern their vocation.
We each have a bridge to cross, a cross to carry, something to be endured with patience - a whole heart full of patience.
"It's a terrible cross to carry when you know you've done nothing wrong.
We all have a cross to carry. I have to carry my own cross.
"They've got these thorns they tie on your head as hard as they can, and then there's a cross to carry that weighs 150 pounds.
``We officially call on the International Committee of the Red Cross to carry out their responsibility and immediately take the bodies from the invading forces and hand them over to the Islamic Republic of Iran,'' the radio quoted General Mirfeisal Baqerzadeh, the head of Iran's Committee for Searching for the Missing in Action, as saying.
The Blues commissioned mural expert Mark Garrod of Hunts Cross to carry out the work, and he said: ``I am very happy with it and everybody thinks it's very good and just what the place needed.
Next year's Tough Guy Race has been nicknamed the Jesus Christ Race because they are thinking of giving us our own cross to carry 1,000 metres across the course.
The Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 implemented by the Professional Regulation Commission has become an added burden, a cross to carry and bear, where nurses have to shell out from P30,000 to P50,000 to acquire CPD units and renew their licenses.