One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have a difficult problem or responsibility one has to deal with.‘as a smoker, I can tell you it's a horrible habit, but that's my cross to bear’
- ‘Svennis has his cross to bear, and he's unlikely to be entirely loved even if he wins in Germany.’
- ‘We all have our cross to bear in life.’
- ‘We all know that Dudley has his own cross to bear.’
- ‘I have my cross to bear and she has hers.’
- ‘Sometimes I think I became a lesbian so I'd have a cross to bear.’
- ‘We all have our cross to bear, I suppose.’
- ‘When it comes to natural disasters, every region has its crosses to bear.’
- ‘So you have your cross to bear.’
- ‘Every team has a cross to bear, and if that's the Yankees cross, so be it.’
- ‘Oh, well, we all have our crosses to bear.’
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