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A long row to hoe


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • A long row to hoe a hard or wearisome task to perform
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A long row to hoe - Something that is a long row to hoe is a difficult task that takes a long time.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. houe—Old High Ger. houwa (Ger. haue), a hoe.


In literature:

I have a new row to hoe, a long and rough one; but come what will, I will go ahead.
"David Crockett: His Life and Adventures" by John S. C. Abbott

In poetry:

Are we so flabby, and are we so soft?
I have pondered the question long and oft;
And happy-go-lucky we may appear
When the fat and easy days are here,
When it's easy come and it's easy go,
And there's never a long, hard row to hoe.
"The Heritage Of Ease " by C J Dennis