Pulling Hens Teeth
This one basically IS my tough as nails but sugar sweet grandmother, Miss Elouise Virginia, also known as Ginny. She used this phrase constantly when I was a little girl and I never understood what it meant until like, last year. When something is hard, it's like pulling hens teeth because you literally CAN'T pull a hens tooth because chickens don't have teeth. (You're welcome) Do the hard thing, PULL THE HENS TOOTH, get the trophy!