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the rub

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 there's the rub: my wallet is locked in the glove compartment.
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the rub

The difficulty or problem, as in We'd love to come but there's the rub-we can't get reservations. This expression may come from lawn bowling, where rub refers to an unevenness in the ground that impedes the ball. Its most famous use is in one of Hamlet's soliloquies ( Hamlet, 3:1): "To sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death what dreams may come ... Must give us pause." [Late 1500s]
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Sprinkle the rub generously onto the meat--patting just enough to make the rub stick to the meat.
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Spread some of the rub evenly over the meat surface, pressing down, and leave for 30 mins or so.
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This will help the turkey soak in the baste, adhere the rub to the skin and remove excess moisture, helping the skin crisp to a delicious mahogany gold.
They added fluorescent dye to the rub and examined hands under ultraviolet light to spot areas missed.
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The rub cleanses and moisturizes, and it leaves a fine layer of protective, soy lecithin-derived phospholipid on the skin's surface, which feels fabulously silky
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When cooked, the rub will provide a fabulous crust on the surface that will seal in moisture.