rough time

a rough time

A challenging period during which one struggles to do or cope with something. John went through a rough time after losing both his job and his wife during the same year. I had a rough time repairing the engine because it was so rusty, but I eventually got it running again.
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rough time

n. a hard time; a bad time. I didn’t mean to give you such a rough time. I’m sorry.
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References in classic literature ?
stead of taking to the woods when I run off, I'd go down the river about fifty mile and camp in one place for good, and not have such a rough time tramping on foot.
I daresay Smith had a rough time of it that evening with one noise and another, and this insane, disturbing voice crying obstinately through the door only added to his irritation.
You've gone safely through rough times with rough men, and it would be a shame to have something happen to you at the very end.
He's had a rough time lately, not even getting on the bench for five matches.
Bedworth rough Time is in the same series as John's Bulkington rough Time and Ansty, Barnacle and Shilton rough Time, both of which were published last year.
The 27-year-old singer told Harper's Bazr magazine that she went through a rough time in 2013, when she felt taken advantage of by people whom she had trusted because of which she had become angry and cynical.
He's having a rough time at the moment and there is no hiding place when you make a mistake as a goalkeeper.
My contact at HMP Birmingham has an interesting take on the rioters- he reckons the regulars are giving them a rough time as nuisances.
John Gorle, national officer at shopworkers union USDAW, said: "This is great news for all the loyal and hardworking staff at the company and very welcome news for the high street which has been having a rough time lately.
He rides for Salisbury trainer Seamus Mullins, who said yesterday: "Wayne has had a rough time.
The former Celtic boss said: "I notice Sir Alex (Ferguson) talks about Ronaldo and getting protection and (Manchester City manager) Mark Hughes talks about Shaun Wright-Phillips getting a rough time of it.
Speculation is continuing as to whether or not the ride on Master Minded will go to Sam Thomas, who enduring a rough time as he deputises for the injured Ruby Walsh, and a decision is likely to be made later in the week.
We're having a rough time but I know we can get through it.
It's definitely a rough time (in the campaign) for Antonio to be Antonio and for Phil to be Phil,'' said political analyst Jaime Regalado, director of the Edmund G.
If the Governor chooses to ignore the benefits of a program like the BEIP and reduces or eliminates it and others like it, then no matter how attractive the Hudson Waterfront may be, it will be in for a rough time.