be heavy going

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be heavy going

To be difficult, especially due to being tedious, boring, or unpleasant. Reading medieval literature is heavy going—I have to stop every few minutes to define a term I've never heard of.
See also: going, heavy

be heavy going

 
1. if something, especially something you read, is heavy going, it is not easy or enjoyable The first half of the novel is rather heavy going, but don't give up.
2. if someone is heavy going, they are boring Please don't make me sit next to Dennis at the party. I find him really heavy going.
See also: going, heavy