here's the rub

here's the rub

Here is the biggest problem or difficulty (with the situation being discussed). The phrase was famously used in Shakespeare's Hamlet (as "there's the rub") and is now seen in many different variations, including "therein lies the rub" and "that's the rub." All I need to do to get my car back is pay the fine, but here's the rub: my wallet is locked in the glove compartment.
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there's the rub

There is the biggest problem or difficulty (with the situation being discussed). Seen in many different variations, including "here's the rub," "that's the rub," and "therein lies the rub," the phrase was famously used in Shakespeare's Hamlet. A: "All you need to do to get your car back is pay the fine." B: "But there's the rub—my wallet is in my car."
See also: rub
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Here's the rub: Not all of us may be ready for the diversity issue, but we should be aware that Graham has called other business issues correctly.
So far, so laudable, but here's the rub: those companies that sign the pledge will be able to apply for funding from a PS6m scheme, which will aid in sustainability measures to cut back on waste.
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But here's the rub: huge barriers to trade outside.
For Facebook users, here's the rub: Even if no voters were influenced, Facebook apparently failed to prevent the misuse of private information from 50mn Americans for political purposes.
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But here's the rub: retention of student members to full professional membership has remained stagnant.
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