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go hard with

Fare ill, be to one's harm or disadvantage. For example, If this case gets to a jury, it will go hard with the defendant. [First half of 1500s]
See also: hard
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The co-editors quote geographer Gus Caesar who wrote in 1962: "If a Wearsider visits a pub in Newcastle on a Saturday evening, things may go hard with him.