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Meaning of “have your work cut out (for you)” in the English Dictionary

"have your work cut out (for you)" in British English

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have your work cut out (for you)

to have something very ​difficult to do: She'll really have her work ​cut out to ​finish all those ​reports by the end of the ​week.
(Definition of have your work cut out (for you) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"have your work cut out for you" in American English

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have your work cut out for you

to have something ​difficult to do: If she has to ​finish that ​report by ​tomorrow, she has her ​workcut out for her.
(Definition of have your work cut out for you from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have your work cut out (for you)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 面临艰巨的任务…
in Chinese (Traditional) 面臨艱巨的任務…
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