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there's the rub

Here is the problem (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."
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there's the rub


therein lies the rub

COMMON You say there's the rub or therein lies the rub when you are stating what is difficult, impossible or unfair about a situation. If you are in a hurry, you can get straight onto the train and buy a ticket on board but you can only buy a single ticket — not a return — and there's the rub. She claims she is seen as `a ferocious, man-hating feminist' but therein lies the rub. Women often imagine they are being criticized when they are not. Note: This expression is variable and people sometimes use structures such as here's the rub or there lies the rub. When there are fewer orders, staff will work as little as 28 hours a week. When demand increases, workers will have to do an extra 10 hours. But here's the rub. They will get no extra cash for it. Note: This is from the well-known speech that begins `to be or not to be' in Shakespeare's play `Hamlet', act 3 scene 1, when Hamlet is wondering whether or not to commit suicide: `To die, to sleep; To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come...'
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there's (or here's) the rub

that is the crucial difficulty or problem. literary
This expression comes from Shakespeare 's Hamlet: ‘To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause’. In the game of bowls, a rub is an impediment that prevents a bowl from running smoothly.
1998 Times Even worse, and here is the rub, nobody could say who put what paper in which tier of whose red box.
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therein lies...

(formal) used to emphasize the result of a particular situation: He works extremely hard and therein lies the key to his success.
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For you must know, by a curious process of reasoning, Robin and his men had hunted in the royal preserves so long that they had come to consider themselves joint owners to every animal which roamed therein.
Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient, that on the second Monday of May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose OF REVISING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such ALTERATIONS AND PROVISIONS THEREIN, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.
NEW PROVISIONS therein are also expressly authorized.
In recalling her face again and again, he thought now that he could see therein a flash of the dignity which must have graced her grand-dames; and the vision sent that AURA through his veins which he had formerly felt, and which left behind it a sense of sickness.
For all which I shall not look on myself as accountable to any court of critical jurisdiction whatever: for as I am, in reality, the founder of a new province of writing, so I am at liberty to make what laws I please therein.
An earthly virtue is it which I love: little prudence is therein, and the least everyday wisdom.
A[cedilla] Certificate of Incorporation if registered therein or an extract from other similar records if registered therein
H8 government graveyard is sprawling over 500 kanals and as many as 190 plots were carved out therein with every plot having capacity of 128 to 150 graves.
I hope as much effort is put into Yorkshire day "I, [Name], being a resident of the [West/ North/East] Riding of Yorkshire [or City of York] declare: That Yorkshire is three Ridings and the City of York, with these Boundaries of [Current Year minus 875] years standing; That the address of all places in these Ridings is Yorkshire; That all persons born therein or resident therein and loyal to the Ridings are Yorkshiremen and women; That any person or corporate body which deliberately ignores or denies the aforementioned shall forfeit all claim to Yorkshire status.
75*V)[pi])1/3 where D is the minimum molecular diameter and V is the van der Waals volume of the molecule, and the minimum molecular diameter is greater than the size of the pores having antimicrobial metal ions disposed therein, wherein (b) and (c) are present in amounts such that the composition, when applied onto a substrate and cured, provides a cured coating that exhibits UV color stability comparable to the UV color stability exhibited by the same composition that does not include (b) and (c), and wherein the halogen counterion-containing onium compound is a monomeric quaternary ammonium salt having the formula: R4N+X-, where each R is a hydrocarbon and each may be the same or different and X is a halogen atom.
ISLAMABAD -- MQM convener Dr Farooq Sattar has said deployment of 5 Corps in Karachi which is already camping therein is sufficient to ensure peace in the city.
Local security sources quoted by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) stated that Israeli occupation forces had raided Tobas and arrested 23-year-old Ahmed Mahmoud Shobki and 21-year-old Mobeen Jamal Salah after storming into their family homes and tampering with domestic contents therein and evicting household members outdoors.
Facebook denies the allegations of paragraph 1 of the Amended Complaint on the basis that it lacks knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth of the allegations contained therein.
His analyses of faith and of the role of reason therein remain unsurpassed.