To hoe one's row
Hoe Hoe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoeing}.] [Cf. F. houer.] To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with a hoe; as, to hoe the earth in a garden; also, to clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe; as, to hoe corn. [1913 Webster]

{To hoe one's row}, to do one's share of a job. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • hoe one's own row — {v. phr.} To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. * /David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row./ Syn.: PADDLE ONE S OWN CANOE, STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hoe one's own row — {v. phr.} To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. * /David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row./ Syn.: PADDLE ONE S OWN CANOE, STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hoe\ one's\ own\ row — v. phr. To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row. Syn.: paddle one s own canoe, stand on one s own feet …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hard row to hoe — or[tough row to hoe] {n. phr.} A hard life to live; a very hard job to do. * /She has a hard row to hoe with six children and her husband dead./ * /Young people without enough education will have a tough row to hoe when they have to support… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard row to hoe — or[tough row to hoe] {n. phr.} A hard life to live; a very hard job to do. * /She has a hard row to hoe with six children and her husband dead./ * /Young people without enough education will have a tough row to hoe when they have to support… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • paddle one's own canoe — {v. phr.}, {informal} To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. * /After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe./ Syn.: HOE ONE S OWN ROW. Compare: MAKE ONE S WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • paddle one's own canoe — {v. phr.}, {informal} To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. * /After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe./ Syn.: HOE ONE S OWN ROW. Compare: MAKE ONE S WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • paddle\ one's\ own\ canoe — v. phr. informal To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe. Syn.: hoe one s own row Compare: make one s way …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hard\ row\ to\ hoe — • hard row to hoe • tough row to hoe n. phr. A hard life to live; a very hard job to do. She has a hard row to hoe with six children and her husband dead. Young people without enough education will have a tough row to hoe when they have to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tough\ row\ to\ hoe — • hard row to hoe • tough row to hoe n. phr. A hard life to live; a very hard job to do. She has a hard row to hoe with six children and her husband dead. Young people without enough education will have a tough row to hoe when they have to… …   Словарь американских идиом

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