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hard cheese

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noun Slang.
  1. an unpleasant, difficult, or adverse situation: It's hard cheese for the unskilled worker these days.
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Origin of hard cheese

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for hard cheese

hard cheese

sentence substitute, noun
  1. British slang bad luck
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