go through a rough patch

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go through a rough patch

To experience or be in the midst of a period of trouble, difficulty, or hardship. Her business has been going through a bit of a rough patch lately. If things don't pick up soon, she might have to close shop. Our marriage went through a rough patch after Frank lost his job, but now, we love each other more than ever.
See also: patch, rough
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Developer DICE is going through a rough patch after a series of problems that troubled its FPS video game, Battlefield 4 since its release on 29 October.
Islamabad, July 5(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and United States Ambassador Cameron Munter have admitted that the US-Pak ties are going through a rough patch, but underlined common goals of both sides.
Our two nations are going through a rough patch in our relations.
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