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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “the rub”

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。
Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of the rub from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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