This is a big problem; there is unavoidable or demanding work ahead.

Etymology:

  • An allusion to the urgency and difficulty of extracting an ox from a ditch in which it has become mired.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Ochse ist im Graben

el buey está en la zanja

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