Definition of nut-cracking in English:

nut-cracking

adjective

  • 1That cracks nuts; constructed so as to crack nuts.

  • 2Slang (originally and chiefly US). figurative. Arduous, punishing.

Origin

Early 19th century. From nut + cracking. Compare earlier nutcracker.

Pronunciation

nut-cracking

/ˈnʌtˌkrakɪŋ/