have a hard time

have a hard time doing something

to have difficulty doing something With all the traffic noise, Mr. Packard had a hard time hearing the reporters' questions.
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If you have talent - and I know people have a hard time understanding the concept - but if you have talent, I have no problem giving those types of players an opportunity to compete for jobs.
SCHOOL SCOPE You might have to work extra hard at your studies and may even have a hard time conjuring up that kind of energy.