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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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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.
County had hauled themselves within sight of Second Division safety by picking up 13 points from the last available 15 but found Chesterfield a tough nut to crack.