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meaning difficult, is like the French dur; as, “hard of hearing,” “qui a lʹoreille dure;” “a hard word,” “un terme dur;” “ʹtis a hard case,” “cʹest une chose bien dure;” “hard times,” “les temps sont durs;” so also “hardly earned,” “quʹon gagne bien durement;” “hard-featured,” “dont les traits sont durs;” “hard-hearted,” “qui a le cœur dur,” and many other phrases.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Happy as a Clam at High Tide
Happy as a King
Happy the People whose Annals are Tiresome
Hapsburg
Har
Har
Haram or Harem
Harapha
Harbinger
Harcourt’s Round Table
Hard
Hard By
Hard Lines
Hard Up
Hard as Nails
Hard as a Stone
Hard as the Nether Millstone
Hardouin
Hardy (Letitia)
Hare
Hare-brained, or Hair-brained

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