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"the rub" in British English

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the rub

formal the ​particularproblem that makes a ​situationdifficult or ​impossible: You can't get a ​jobunless you have ​experience, but there's the rub, you can't get ​experienceunless you have a ​job.
(Definition of the rub from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the rub”
in Chinese (Simplified) 问题,困难,障碍…
in Chinese (Traditional) 問題,困難,障礙…
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