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English definition of “a (heavy) cross to bear”

a (heavy) cross to bear

an unpleasant or painful situation or person that you have to accept and deal with, although you find it very difficultDifficult things and peoplePreventing and impedingDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of a (heavy) cross to bear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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