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bad times

 and difficult times; trying times; hard times; tough times
a period that offers difficulties, such as when there is not enough food, money, or work. We went through trying times when Perry was out of work, but we all bounced back.
See also: bad, times
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This is probably the most neglected management activity during tough times.
Global Banking News-December 11, 2013--Indian banks must prepare to face tough times, says Moody's
Paul Kelly of the helpline said people need to be aware of those going through tough times at Christmas.
We can't afford it, council members said - these are tough times, and the hires would cost $69 million.
But because a drought or other environmental hazard can wipe out an adult zooplankton population, dormant eggs serve as a guarantee that the species will survive through tough times, the authors note.
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He said: "We are very conscious of the Economic climate and the potential for tough times ahead and felt it was right that the club go beyond the VAT impact and pass on a greater saving to the fans.
THESE are tough times to live in Los Angeles - unless you happen to be a Chinese golden monkey.
His leadership of the agency during the good times and the tough times has been exemplary.
The Wearside boss is taking inspiration from the tough times his managerial colleagues have come through as he looks to inspire his bottom-place side.
If that's the most we can say for him, and I suspect it is, then we've got some tough times ahead.
But he later said: "I've had some very tough times in politics but these have not been the toughest in politics, they have been personal.
The Foundation provides children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present.
The current, tough times at public schools illustrate the need for rapid expansion of charter schools.