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Something that is very difficult to do: “I managed to get through with it, but it was ________.”

TOUGH 146
HARD 134
TOUGH GOING 93
JOB 59
ROUGH 39
TOUGH SLEDDING 39
HARD JOB 37
CHORE 31
HARD WORK 26
TOUGH JOB 25
NOT EASY 24
UPHILL FIGHT 21
NR 20
TOUCH AND GO 18
PLENTY TOUGH 17
QUITE A JOB 17
STRUGGLE 17
HARD TO DO 16
PRETTY RUGGED 15
TOUCH AND GO ALL THE WAY 15
TASK 14
QUITE A TASK 13
DIFFICULT 12
HARD GOING 12
ROUGH GOING 12
TEDIOUS 11
VERY HARD 11
PRETTY TOUGH 10
HEADACHE 9
PRETTY HARD 9
HUMDINGER 8
REAL JOB 8
UPHILL ALL THE WAY 8
BITCH 7
HARD TASK 7
PAIN IN THE NECK 7
PROBLEM 7
QUITE A CHORE 7
MIGHTY HARD 6
PRETTY ROUGH 6
REAL CHORE 6
REALLY TOUGH 6
SOME JOB 6
TERRIBLE 6
BIG JOB 5
HELL 5
HELL OF A JOB 5
MURDER 5
NIP AND TUCK 5
PAIN 5
REALLY HARD 5
ALL I COULD DO 4
AWFULLY HARD 4
HARD SLEDDING 4
REAL HARD 4
ROUGH SLEDDING 4
TRYING 4
AN UPHILL FIGHT 3
BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH 3
DILLY 3
DOOZY 3
EFFORT 3
HARD NUT TO CRACK 3
HECK OF A JOB 3
HECTIC 3
KILLER 3
LIKE PULLING TEETH 3
PILL 3
QUITE A PROBLEM 3
SURE A JOB 3
SURE HARD 3
SURE TOUGH 3
TOUGH GO 3
TOUGH ROW TO HOE 3
TRICKY 3
UPHILL DRAG 3
VERY DIFFICULT 3
ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE 2
AWFUL HARD 2
AWFUL JOB 2
BUGGER 2
COMPLICATED 2
DIFFICULT TO DO 2
HARD AS HELL 2
HARD ONE 2
HARD PULL 2
HARD ROW TO HOE 2
IMPOSSIBLE 2
JONER 2
LABORIOUS 2
ORDEAL 2
PLENTY RUGGED 2
REAL HEADACHE 2
REAL TASK 2
REALLY A JOB 2
REALLY ROUGH 2
RUGGED 2
SLEDDING 2
STINKER 2
SURE A CHORE 2
SURE ROUGH 2
TERRIBLE CHORE 2
TERRIFIC 2
TIRESOME 2
TOUGH FIGHT 2
TOUGH ONE 2
TOUGHIE 2
TRIAL 2
UPHILL 2
UPHILL BATTLE 2
UPHILL BUSINESS 2
UPHILL GRIND 2
UPHILL JOB 2
UPHILL WORK 2
ABOUT BUSHED ME 1
ALL UPHILL 1
ALMOST GOT ME DOWN 1
ALMOST MORE THAN I COULD MUSTER 1
ALMOST MORE THAN LIFE’S WORTH 1
ALMOST THE END OF ME 1
ALMOST TOO MUCH FOR ME 1
AN EXTREME ORDEAL 1
AN UPHILL CHORE 1
AN UPHILL DRAG 1
AN UPHILL DRIVE 1
ARDUOUS 1
AWFUL 1
AWFUL GRIND 1
AWFUL STRAIN 1
AWFUL TIGHT 1
AWFULLY TOUGH 1
AWKWARD 1
BACKBREAKER 1
BACKBREAKING 1
BAD BUSINESS 1
BAD WORK 1
BEDLAM 1
BIRD 1
BITCH OF A JOB 1
BITCH-TAILED KITTY 1
BORE 1
BRAIN-TEASER 1
BURDEN 1
CERTAINLY HARD 1
CERTAINLY TEDIOUS 1
CHALLENGE 1
CLIFF-HANGER 1
CONUNDRUM 1
CORKER 1
DAMN ROUGH 1
DICKENS 1
DICKENS OF A JOB 1
DIFFICULT TASK 1
DIFFICULT WORK 1
DIFICIL 1
DITTY 1
DRAG 1
DRUDGERY 1
EXHAUSTING 1
FIGHT ALL THE WAY 1
FORMIDABLE 1
GRIND 1
HARD AS NAILS 1
HARD AS OLD NICK 1
HARD AS THE DEUCE 1
HARD AS THE DEVIL 1
HARD AS THE DICKENS 1
HARD FOR ME 1
HARD GRIND 1
HARD HILL TO CLIMB 1
HARD TIME 1
HARD TO ACCOMPLISH 1
HARD TO GET TO 1
HARD TO HANDLE 1
HARD TO TAKE 1
HARD TRIAL 1
HARD TUG 1
HARDEST THING I’VE TRIED 1
HASSLE 1
HECK 1
HELL ON WHEELS 1
I CONQUERED IT 1
INCREDIBLE 1
JOB TO DO IT 1
JOB TO GET IT DID 1
JONAH 1
JUST MADE IT WITH NOTHING TO SPARE 1
KNOCKOUT 1
LALAPALOOZER 1
LITTLE ROUGH 1
LULU 1
NAIL-BITER 1
NERVE-RACKING 1
NIGH ON TO IMPOSSIBLE 1
NO EASY MATTER 1
NOT SO EASY 1
NOT SO EASY AS I THOUGHT 1
NUISANCE 1
ONE HELL OF A JOB 1
ONE JOB 1
PAIN IN THE ASS 1
PAINFUL 1
PAINSTAKING 1
PICKLE 1
PIPPIN’ 1
PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE 1
PRETTY 1
PRETTY AWFUL 1
PRETTY DIFFICULT 1
PRETTY DIFFICULT JOB 1
PRETTY HARD TO DO 1
PRETTY NASTY 1
PRETTY TRICKY 1
PROJECT 1
PULLING TEETH OUT OF A HEN’S NEST 1
PUZZLE 1
QUITE A MESS 1
QUITE A PROJECT 1
QUITE A PULL 1
QUITE A TUSSLE 1
QUITE HARD 1
REAL BEAR 1
REAL BURDEN 1
REAL DOG 1
REAL EFFORT 1
REAL HARDSHIP 1
REAL HURDLE TO GET OVER 1
REAL JONAH 1
REAL PAIN 1
REAL PISTOL 1
REAL ROUGH 1
REAL STRUGGLE 1
REAL TEST 1
REAL TOUGH 1
REAL WINNER 1
REALLY A CHORE 1
REALLY A PAIN 1
REALLY COMPLICATED 1
REALLY SOMETHING 1
ROUGH AS A BOAR’S ASS 1
ROUGH DEAL 1
ROUGH GO 1
“ROUGH, BUT I MADE IT” 1
RUGGED JOB 1
SHO’ WAS HARD 1
SIEGE 1
SLOW BUSINESS 1
SO DIFFICULT 1
SO HARD 1
SOME CHORE 1
SOMETHING 1
SON-OF-A-BITCH 1
SON-OF-A-GUN 1
STICKY 1
STRAIN 1
STUBBORN 1
SURE ROUGH ON ME 1
SWEAT 1
SWEATIN’ TIME 1
TASK FOR ME 1
TEASER 1
TERRIBLE JOB 1
TERRIBLY A LOT OF WORK 1
TERRIFIC JOB 1
TEST OF STRENGTH 1
TIED UP WITH A LOG CHAIN 1
TIGHT SQUEEZE 1
TIRESOME JOB 1
TOO MUCH FOR ME 1
TOO MUCH OF A JOB 1
TOOK A LOT OF TIME 1
TOOK A LOT OF WORK 1
TOOK ALL I HAD 1
TOOK ALL THE STUFF 1
TOOK SOME EFFORT 1
TOSS-UP 1
TOUGH AS A BOOT 1
TOUGH AS HELL 1
TOUGH AS NAILS 1
TOUGH ASSIGNMENT 1
TOUGH CHORE 1
TOUGH CLIMB 1
TOUGH GO OF IT 1
TOUGH GRIND 1
TOUGH KNOT 1
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK 1
TOUGH ON ME 1
TOUGH PROJECT 1
TOUGH PROPOSITION 1
TOUGH PULL 1
TOUGH SCUFFLING 1
TOUGH STRUGGLE 1
TOUGH TASK 1
TOUGH TIME 1
TOUGH TITTY 1
TUSSLE 1
TUSSLE ALL THE WAY 1
UNDERTAKING 1
UNHANDY 1
UPHILL CLIMB 1
UPHILL PULL 1
UPHILL RUN 1
VERY COMPLICATED 1
VERY DIFFICULT TO DO 1
VERY HARD FOR ME 1
VERY HARD JOB 1
VERY HARD WORK 1
WASN’T A PIECE OF CAKE 1
WASN’T ANY FUN 1
WASN’T EASY 1
WHALE OF A JOB 1
WORKOUT 1

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