have a rough patch

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have a rough patch

To experience or be in the midst of a period of trouble, difficulty, or hardship. Her business has had a bit of a rough patch lately. If things don't pick up soon, she might have to close shop. We had a rough patch in our marriage after Frank lost his job, but now, we love each other more than ever.
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He said today: "Everybody knows we have had a rough patch but I have told every member of the squad confidence and belief in themselves is the key to the way forward.