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Synonyms for nut

a person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity

the uppermost part of the body

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Weale has been runner-up in this event three times, and would love to get his hands on the trophy for the first time, but he will find his opponent a hard nut to crack, judging by Bond's form yesterday against top Scot Paul Foster.
Coach Lane was a comfortable winner over this minimum trip at Lingfield last month and again should prove a hard nut to crack.
They are a hard nut to crack but with the run we are on, and given our away form, we have to go there and show confidence, and hopefully pick up a point or three.
"It is a long time," said secretary Derek Breakwell today, "but we intend to end the wait, though we know Benfield will be a hard nut to crack." The kick off is at 7pm.
He claimed, 'In Wales, building a knowledge economy has proven to be a hard nut to crack. Assessments of performance regarding initiatives such as the Entrepreneurship Action Plan, Knowledge Exploitation Fund and Finance Wales are seldom published but official statistics showed that for the financial year 2001/02, in return for an average pounds 80m per year expenditure in its first three years, the EAP was set a target of providing support to 4,600 new business ventures, but in fact only aided 1,800 - a deficit of 2,800.'