fall on hard times

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fall on hard times

To go through a very difficult period of time, especially due to financial hardship. We fell on hard times after my wife's restaurant closed down, so I had to take on a second job at a convenience store to make ends meet. The government paints a picture of this rosy economic recovery, but there are still countless families falling on hard times.
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fall on hard times

Fig. to experience difficult times, especially financially. Since the war, her family had fallen on hard times. We fell on hard times during the recession.
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fall on hard ˈtimes

become poor: She has fallen on hard times and hardly has enough money to live on.
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