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a hard one nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sb] difficult)ela é uma pessoa difícil expres
  ela é uma pessoa ruim expres
 Mark is a hard one; you never know what he is thinking.
a hard one nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sb] cold, severe)ela é uma pessoa difícil expres
  ela é uma pessoa ruim expres
 The boss is a hard one; he is very strict.
a tall order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (challenge, demanding task)uma tarefa difícil expres
 It is a tall order to win the competition.
 É uma tarefa difícil ganhar a competição.
awkward adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (clumsy)desajeitado adj
  (momento)embaraçoso adj
  (sensação)incomodado adj
  (pessoa)difícil adj
 The boy was so awkward that he kept knocking things over.
 O garoto era tão desajeitado, que vivia derrubando as coisas.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês Era muito embaraçoso quando minha mãe me buscava no colégio.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês Senti-me incomodada no meio daquelas pessoas.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês Ela sempre reclama que seu chefe é uma pessoa difícil.
bad time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult experience)experiência difícil sf
 Harry had a bad time at the casino when he lost a lot of money.
 Harry teve uma experiência difícil no cassino quando ele perdeu muito dinheiro.
bear nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, informal, figurative ([sth] difficult) (figurado)osso adj
  difícil adj
 Avoid taking economics with Professor Smith; his class is a bear! This tax form is a bear!
behind the eight ball advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US, figurative (at a disadvantage) (BR, figurado, informal)em uma sinuca de bico loc adv
  em uma situação difícil loc adv
 The university is behind the eight ball when it comes to attracting international students.
challenging adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (arduous, testing)desafiador, difícil adj
 This hiking trail is challenging; maybe we should try an easier one first.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (contest: almost even)apertado, difícil adj
 Alan won a close race.
 Alan venceu uma corrida apertada.
close call nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] hard to decide) (informal: difícil decidir)difícil adj
  desafio sm
  decisão difícil sf
 It was a close call, but they declared him the winner.
cumbersome adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (difficult, complicated) (difícil, complicado)difícil adj
 Getting a building permit is sometimes a cumbersome process.
demanding adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (taxing, challenging)difícil, complicado adj
 Being the leader of a country is a demanding job.
difficult adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not easy)difícil adj
 It is difficult to balance a ball on your head.
 É difícil equilibrar uma bola na cabeça.
difficult adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: uncooperative)difícil adj
  (gíria)cabeça-dura adj
 Bob is being difficult about the issue and refuses to change his mind.
 Bob está tornando o problema difícil e recusa-se a mudar de ideia.
 Bob está sendo cabeça-dura sobre o problema e recusa-se a mudar de ideia.
difficult adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (full of problems)difícil adj
 This is a difficult project.
elusive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (thing, idea: hard to grasp) (coisa, ideia)difícil de entender
 The student struggled to understand the elusive concepts in the poetry.
fall on hard times,
fall upon hard times
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be in financial difficulties)atravessar um momento difícil expres
 The company fell on hard times and eventually had to close down.
hairy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal, figurative (difficult, hazardous) (complicado)difícil adj
  (brasileirismo)cabeludo adj
 The climb got a little hairy when Gary's foot slipped while he was reaching for a new handhold.
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (difficult)difícil adj
 That exam was really hard!
 Aquele exame foi muito difícil!
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rugged)difícil, acidentado adj
 This is a very hard hike, over rocks and boulders.
hard boiled,
hard-boiled
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (person: tough) (pessoa: difícil)durão adj
  (inf,)duro na queda expres
  difícil smf
 The main character is a hard-boiled private detective.
hard job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult occupation)trabalho difícil, duro sm
 Long haul trucking is a hard job.
hard job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult task)tarefa difícil, dura sf
 In this recession, we're going to have a hard job persuading the boss to spend money on new computers.
hard to avoid adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (found or seen everywhere)difícil de evitar expres
 Those advertisements are hard to avoid; we see them on any page with Google ads.
hard to find,
hard-to-find
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(rare, elusive) (raro)difícil de encontrar expres
Nota: hyphens used when term is an adjective before a noun
 First editions of this book are really hard to find.
hard to find,
hard-to-find
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(difficult to locate) (difícil de localizar)difícil de encontrar expres
hard to gauge adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (difficult to measure or judge)difícil de calcular expres
  difícil de estimar expres
 Because it is hard to gauge the depth of the water, it is dangerous to dive in.
hard to say adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not easy to determine) (difícil de determinar)difícil de dizer, difícil saber expres
 It's hard to say who will win this year's World Cup.
harder adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (comparative: more difficult) (comparativo: difícil)mais difícil loc adj
helter skelter advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (chaotic) (caótico)apressadamente, confusamente adv
  difícil sm
hot seat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (uncomfortable situation) (situação desconfortável)situação difícil sf
  (informal, gíria: desconfortável)sinuca de bico sf
killer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (very difficult)difícil adj
 The workout last night was killer!
mad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." esp UK, figurative, informal ([sth]: hard to take in)difícil adj
 It's mad to think that in two days' time, we'll be on the other side of the world!
make [sth] more difficult v (complicate [sth](complicar)tornar mais difícil loc vt
 Cluttered surfaces make cleaning difficult.
messy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial, figurative (difficult)complicado adj
  difícil adj
  (figurado, informal)feio adj
 Karen just got through a messy breakup, so she moved in with her mother.
murder adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang, figurative (very difficult) (difícil)de matar loc adj
  difícil adj
 I hated doing it. It was murder!
painful adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (difficult) (figurativo:difícil)penoso,difícil adj
 Andrew's wife had just left him; it was a very painful period in his life.
poser nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (question, puzzle)pergunta difícil loc sf
 Here's a poser: how did I end up with your car keys?
pretty hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (quite difficult) (bem difícil)muito difícil loc adj
  complicado adj
 Wow! that test was pretty hard.
prickly problem nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sth] difficult to solve)problema difícil sm
 Firing a family member is a prickly problem.
rocky adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (difficult, hazardous)difícil, perigoso adj
 You'll find the going pretty rocky at the graduate level.
severe test nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ordeal, extreme trial)prova extrema sf + adj
  prova difícil sf + adj
 Spending the winter in the mountains was a severe test of their determination.
stiff adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (competition: tough)difícil adj
  (figurado, informal)duro adj
 The local team faced some stiff competition when they played the league champions.
taxing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (difficult, demanding)exigente, oneroso adj
  difícil adj
 Harry finds hiking in cold weather to be taxing on his body.
testing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (difficult)difícil adj
  árduo adj
 These are testing times for a team that has just lost its coach and its best players. People worry about the ability of the new government to deal with testing situations.
thick skinned,
thick-skinned
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(insensitive to criticism) (insensível às críticas)insensível adj
  casca grossa loc sf
  pessoa difícil loc adj
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 He has to be thick skinned to put up with all the criticism he gets.
tight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (situation: difficult) (situação)difícil, tensa adj
  (situação: figurado)apertado adj
 It was a tight situation with both of Dan's customers there at the same time.
tight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (conditions: difficult) (condições)difícil, apertado adj
 The job market is tight right now. You will be lucky to find something.
tough adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (difficult)difícil, duro adj
 I had such a tough time in college.
tough adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (person: difficult) (pessoa não amistosa)duro, difícil adj
 He is a tough person to work with.
tough job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (difficult task) (tarefa difícil)trabalho difícil sm
  (fig, duro)trabalho sujo loc sm
 It's a tough job, but somebody had to do it.
Tough luck! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (being dismissive of [sb]'s misfortune)que vida difícil! interj
  (irônico)que falta de sorte! interj
  (irônico)é muita falta de sorte! interj
tough nut to crack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sth] hard to solve) (algo difícil de resolver)duro de roer loc adj
  difícil de solucionar loc adj
 This algebra equation is a tough nut to crack.
tricky adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (process, job: difficult) (processo, trabalho)difícil, complicado adj
 Making sourdough bread is tricky at first, but easy once you get the hang of it.
tricky adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (situation: difficult) (situação)difícil, complicado, delicado adj
 Things are tricky at work at the moment; profits are down and there might be some redundancies.
tricky adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: difficult) (pessoa)difícil, complicado, complexo adj
 The boss can be tricky, but he's OK when you get to know him.
trying adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (difficult)penoso, difícil adj
 Karen's husband could be trying; he had high standards and expected everyone else to adhere to them.
up a tree advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal, figurative (stuck, in a difficult predicament) (preso, em dificuldade)preso adv
  em situação difícil adv
weather the storm v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (endure tough experience)passar por uma turbulência loc vt
  passar por situação difícil loc vt
  passar por dificuldade loc vt
 The entire world is weathering the storm of the financial crisis.
  Está faltando alguma coisa importante ? Notifique-nos a respeito de erros ou sugestões para que possamos aprimorar o nosso sistema.

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