hard cheese

noun Slang.

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

Origin of hard cheese

First recorded in 1875–80
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Related Words for hard cheese

misfortune, hardship, setback, tragedy, adversity, blow, mischance, reverse

British Dictionary definitions for hard cheese

hard cheese

sentence substitute, noun

British slang bad luck
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