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a tough row to hoe

a ​difficultsituation to ​deal with: The ​candidate has a tough ​row to ​hoe – he has ​limitedfunds, and his ​message is not a ​popular one.
(Definition of a tough row to hoe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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