make heavy weather of something/of doing something
make heavy weather of somethingBRITISH
If someone makes heavy weather of a task, they behave as if the task is more difficult than it really is or take too much time doing it. She was carrying a bag of groceries behind her and making heavy weather of it. Milligan's troubled team made heavy weather of last night's draw at Stockport County. Note: Ships were said to make heavy weather when they handled badly and were difficult to control in rough seas.
make heavy weather (or work) ofhave 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’.
make heavy ˈweather of something/of doing somethingmake 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
make heavy weather of
To exaggerate the difficulty of something to be done.