Translation of "the rub" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

the rub

formal

the particular problem that makes a situation difficult or impossible

问题,困难,障碍
You can't get a job unless you have experience, but there's the rub, you can't get experience unless you have a job. 没有工作经验你就没法找到一份工作,但问题是,没有工作又没法获得经验。

(Translation of “the rub” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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