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Related to a tough nut to crack: for good measure, out of whack, slip through the cracks, perish the thought
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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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FELICIANO LOPEZ has been a tough nut to crack in the Madrid Masters in recent seasons and is worth backing at 10-11 to beat Sebastien Grosjean in the first round, writes James Pyman.
CHAMPIONS TNS drew a blank as Haverfordwest enhanced their reputation as being a tough nut to crack in this Welsh Premier stalemate at Bridge Meadow.
For all its remoteness, the beachside fishery at the base of Christy Ranch can be a tough nut to crack for anglers who prefer casting artificials.
And, unless today's ground rides on the fast side of good, he'll prove a tough nut to crack in this test of stamina.
Blackburn will lay claim to being the undisputed Premiership hardmen this season, but Birmingham will prove a tough nut to crack as well.
The encounter,however, promises to be closely fought as Haverfordwest, who hold a two-point advantage with a game in hand,boast a miserly defence that has proved a tough nut to crack this term.
Bolton have become a tough nut to crack so we can't trust Rovers for the outright win.
KEVIN KEEGAN'S City are looking for back-to-back wins in the Premiership for the first time since April 2003 after their Chelsea-slaying heroics, but they have a tough nut to crack here as the Toon are on a roll.
Haverfordwest,however, will prove a tough nut to crack having boosted their hopes of survival with last Saturday's 2-1 win against TNS, who were also held 2-2 by fourth placed Aber in midweek.
That said, Vale's new boss Mark Robinson, who took over from Keith Wilkinson at the start of the season, will know that Dollingstown, who were promoted to the top flight after finishing runners-up in 1B, will be a tough nut to crack.
Fenton, who had been concerned that Twilight Haze would find hat-trick-seeking Sudden Flight a tough nut to crack in the earlier race, saw off that rival aboard the Don Eddy-trained Kristensen.