hard going

hard going

difficult to do or understand It was a good course but I found it hard going in parts.
See also: going, hard
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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.
Lincoln, looking to go one better after three successive seasons of play-off failure, found it hard going early on.
I was working myself really hard going back and forth and burning the candle at both ends,'' Criste said.
Sakai admits that it has been hard going carving out a name for the company in a country notorious for shunning translated work.
I found the chemotherapy treatment hard going and it resulted in an emergency operation which has taken a while to recover from.
Its abstruse style may be hard going for those who are not so prepared.
While some parts of this book might be hard going for someone who does not share Dyrness's particular religious convictions, it is a valuable contribution to the two-thousand-year-old conversation about the relationship between Christianity and the arts.
Although rewarding, sometimes this writing style and the sheer density of ideas make reading this book hard going.