Used other than as an idiom: see hard, nut, crack.
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Additional definitions for 'hard nut to crack':

hard nut to crackA problem that is challenging to solve.
hard nut to crackA situation, person, group, etc. which is difficult to overcome or deal with.
hard nut to crackA place, opportunity, etc. to which it is difficult to gain entry.
hard nut to crackAn amount that is difficult to finance.
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