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make heavy weather of (something)

To make something harder or more laborious to do, especially more than is usual or necessary. The bill was passed two years ago, but the government has made heavy weather of implementing the law at a local level. The top-ranked team made heavy weather of what should have been a relatively easy win.
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make heavy weather (or work) of

have unnecessary difficulty in dealing with a task or problem. informal
In a nautical context, heavy weather means ‘violent wind accompanied by heavy rain or rough sea’.
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make heavy ˈweather of something/of doing something

make something seem more difficult than it really is: You’re making very heavy weather of repairing that bike. What’s the problem? OPPOSITE: make light work of something
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make heavy weather of

To exaggerate the difficulty of something to be done.
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