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

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"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 work cut out for her.

(Definition of “have your work cut out for you” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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