a rough trot

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a rough trot

An especially difficult or turbulent period or series of misfortune(s) or hardship(s). Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. It's certainly been a rough trot for the beleaguered celebrity family, as news of yet another scandal started hitting the media outlets this afternoon. I can't believe Jake's wife was diagnosed with cancer. They've really had a rough trot lately, haven't they?
See also: rough, trot
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But like most blokes who have ever played the game, everyone's been through a bit of a rough trot - and this is one of his rough trots.
He had a bit of a rough trot with injury for a couple of years and last year at Huddersfield he had Joe Wardle, Leroy Cudjoe, Jermaine MacGilvary and Aaron Murphy ahead of him," added Brown.
And as we meet colleagues and friends at Iftars over the next few weeks I'm sure talk will cover just how well the sector appears to be doing after something of a rough trot.
Nigel Clough's side are going through a rough trot, having won just one of their last eight matches and it is difficult to see where their forward momentum will come from in their trip to east London.
In April, May and June we were going okay, winning our fair share of games, and then we had a rough trot, losing four or five in a row, but we picked it up towards the end.
It's fair to say, in Alf Stewart's immortal words, that Belle's had a bit of a rough trot of it lately.
After coming through a rough trot in December and January, Wolves seem to have got the sniff of the play-offs well and truly in their nostrils again.
If things really get rough trot out Fianna Fail intellectual-in-residence Dr Martin Mansergh, Fianna Fail TD for Tipperary South, to justify your salary increase.
He's going through a rough trot but his good spell might come in Australia.
It was an extremely frustrating period especially as the boys were going through a rough trot at the time.
POOR Lindsey Stanlow (Claire Sweeney) has had a rough trot in Brookside with marital rape, wife beating, a spell in jail on a phoney drugs bust and her brother killed.
His rough trot included scores of 20 and seven against minnows Holland and Ireland, while his lack of fluency is summed up by the fact that he has hit only 11 boundaries in six knocks.
Teams are not going to go through 30- odd games in all competitions before the Premiership play-offs without experiencing a rough trot.
Sophie's a bit dull, but she's getting such a rough trot from the swine Jade that you have to feel sorry for her.
But the rough trot that I've been on of late has been dispiriting, plain and simple.