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Synonyms for nut

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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To obtain hickory nuts, however, one must still "go nutting" for several years after planting the trees, because they do not bear nuts for at least five years, and trying to estimate how many years will pass before trees of a particular type go into full nut-bearing potential is a tough nut to crack indeed.
However, it admits the UK will be a tough nut to crack as it is much more developed than the rest of Europe when it comes to ethnic food.
Brazil was a tough nut to crack, says Volando CEO Esteban Torbar.
Sharing intelligence and operational information in an appropriate manner is turning out to be quite a tough nut to crack," says Vic Winkler, security architect for Sun Microsystems.
And, runner-up in two of his three starts in handicap hurdles, should prove a tough nut to crack if, as expected, the step-up to two and a half miles brings about further improvement.
MY WEEK Punting dominated by Morocchius twice; golf dominated by a chronic slice; Reading dominated Barnsley and scored three times On the mark Delegator did a remarkable impression of Mark Of Esteem at Goodwood yesterday and will be a tough nut to crack in the QEII Busy week ahead trawling through my favourite race, the Cambridgeshire, and the Cesarewitch as well.
Whoever they field they will be a tough nut to crack.
Queens Park, buoyed by their victory over Afan Lido in the Welsh Cup, will prove a tough nut to crack.
Mix that with a more-than-adequate offense, and Wright is a tough nut to crack.
Villa are in good form themselves, however, and will be a tough nut to crack.
Bolton will be a tough nut to crack, make no mistake.