have a time of it

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have a time of it

To experience particular trouble or difficulty. We all had a time of it after our father died. Mary's having a time of it in her new math class.
See also: have, of, time

have a time of it

see under hard time, def. 1.
See also: have, of, time

have a (hard, rough, bad, etc.) ˈtime of it

(informal) experience difficulties, problems, etc: We’re having a time of it at the moment with the builders in the house.Businesses are having a hard time of it right now.
See also: have, of, time