hard going

hard going

Difficult or challenging. Well, I forgot my umbrella, so my walk to work today will be hard going.
See also: going, hard

ˌhard ˈgoing

difficult to understand or needing a lot of effort: I’m finding his latest novel very hard going.
See also: going, hard
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Summary: London [UK], June 14 (ANI): Sometimes it can be hard going to the bed early.
We talk about it because of the record I have got but we also work hard going forward and today we got our reward.
The team was led by the owner of Evolution, Jase Robinson, who said: "It was hard going, but the fact that we were doing it for a fantastic charity spurred us on.
It all becomes very hard going, with the murder case almost an afterthought.
It was very hard going, we knew it was going to be physical which it was.
IT WAS hard going, but two Royal Welsh bosses successfully stayed off the booze for a whole month.
The girls face a race against time to get her off the hook, but it's going to be hard going.
WHILE children who found themselves with an extra day off and plenty of snow in which to go sledging, others found the battle to get to work hard going.
Connacht found it equally hard going in Europe, beaten 17-0 at Biarritz last Friday, but they did overcome the French side in the home leg of that double-header and can point to wins at the Sportsground against all the other Irish provinces in 2012.
But the 21-year-old seemed unflustered throughout his 229-ball innings, although he did reveal he did find it hard going.
I have to admit that I found it hard going at times, but was determined to run every step of the way, which I did," she said.
However number six seed Svetlana Kuznetsova found it hard going against Zheng Jie, eventually winning 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.
We walked about 13 miles but it was very hard going uphill in the sweltering heat.
But fellow Scots Eric Ramsay (217) and Andrew Coltart (221) found it hard going yesterday with rounds of 74 and 75 respectively.
HARD GOING Rangers' assistant boss Ally McCoist shows the strain as his side struggle to overcome Fiorentina last night.