tough going

tough going

progress that is difficult. It was tough going for the first few miles, but the trail became much easier as we got farther into the forest.
See also: going, tough
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Shelley are finding it tough going in the West Yorkshire League Premier Division this season.
He gasped: "That was tough going - a very tough match.
He is bloody fuming about his schooldays, hope he cheers up in the next 350 pages or this could be tough going Josh Widdicombe@joshwiddicombe Why is Cameron wearing a high visibility jacket, and a hard hat?
Gray said: "The game was a typical FA Cup tie, great atmosphere at Spotland and at times in that first half we had to play with a gale force wind in our faces, so it was tough going.
AS A teenager I read Ulysses by James Joyce, which was tough going - like trying to think someone else's thoughts.
I'm sure that the trek will be tough going but it will be worth it.
45pm THE two German participants in the Euroleague Top 16 have found it tough going, writes Ian Wilkerson.
Consider the troubles Rafael Benitez is having at Chelsea, and it seems many with a Liverpool connection are finding it tough going.
We''re finding it very tough going and difficult with no new leads.
It was tough going at times, but we're a determined bunch so we just bit the bullet and trudged on.
Chris Price, chairman of the Triple Run committee said: "It's one of the best atmospheres we've had; everyone stayed around and had picnics after their run which was tough going for them because of the wind.
It might be tough going for the schools, though: Concern over living in Boston comes up in nearly every interview with a Black or Latino faculty job candidate, Bill Crittenden, a business dean at Northeastern, told Boston's NPR station.
Middleton Rangers Under-10s entered South Park Rangers, and with only a squad of seven players it was tough going.
IT'S going to be tough going at Towcester this afternoon - and the conditions will be right for Mr Ironman (2.
JAMIE Carragher is pleased to see former team-mate Michael Owen back at a top-four club, but hopes his friend finds life at Manchester United tough going.