Meaning of “a (heavy) cross to bear” in the English Dictionary

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"a (heavy) cross to bear" in British English

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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 difficult

(Definition of “a (heavy) cross to bear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)