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hard cheese

noun, Slang.
1.
an unpleasant, difficult, or adverse situation:
It's hard cheese for the unskilled worker these days.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for hard cheese

hard cheese

sentence substitute, noun
1.
(Brit, slang) bad luck
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Slang definitions & phrases for hard cheese

hard cheese

noun phrase
  1. An unfortunate outcome or situation •Still chiefly British; often an interjection: This is hard cheese indeed (1876+)
  2. A fastball; smoke (1980s+ Baseball)

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