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FinnishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

kova (hard, tough) + pähkinä (nut) + purtavaksi (to bite, for biting)

PhraseEdit

kova pähkinä purtavaksi

  1. (idiomatic) hard nut to crack, tough nut to crack, (problem that is challenging to solve)
  2. (idiomatic) hard nut to crack, tough nut to crack (situation, person, group, etc. which is difficult to overcome or deal with)