cross to bear

Cross to bear
If someone has a cross to bear, they have a heavy burden of responsibility or a problem that they alone must cope with.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • cross to bear — see ↑cross, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bear cross to bear : a problem that causes trouble or worry for someone over a long period of time We all have our crosses to bear. [=we all have problems to deal with] The loss was a heavy cross to bear. [=the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross to bear — • cross to bear • cross to carry something you must do or continue with even though you are suffering Looking after my sister s children every day is my cross to bear …   Idioms and examples

  • cross to bear —    If someone has a cross to bear, they have a heavy burden of responsibility or a problem that they alone must cope with.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who has a cross to bear have a serious problem or heavy responsibility… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Everyone has their cross to bear. — a cross ((someone) has) to bear an unpleasant situation or responsibility that you must accept because you cannot change it. I hate my red hair and pale skin, but everyone has their cross to bear …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a (heavy) cross to bear — have a (heavy) ˈcross to bear idiom to have a difficult problem that makes you worried or unhappy but that you have to deal with • We all have our crosses to bear. Main entry: ↑crossidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) cross to bear — a cross ((someone) has) to bear British & Australian, American & Australian an unpleasant situation or responsibility that you must accept because you cannot change it. Someone has to look after mother and because I live the closest it s a cross… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have one's cross to bear — see cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • we all have our cross to bear — every person has problems …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cross — (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise}, {Crux}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross and pile — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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