go hard with

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go hard with (someone)

To be difficult, problematic, or unpleasant for someone; to be to someone's disadvantage, harm, or misfortune. It will go hard with John if he doesn't realize that Tommy is only interested in him for his money. It's going to go hard with us if the government cuts our funding any further.
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go hard with

Fare ill, be to one's harm or disadvantage. For example, If this case gets to a jury, it will go hard with the defendant. [First half of 1500s]
See also: go, hard
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The co-editors quote geographer Gus Caesar who wrote in 1962: "If a Wearsider visits a pub in Newcastle on a Saturday evening, things may go hard with him. But if a Wearsider meets a Geordie in more distant parts of Britain, they may well linger over a drink for they have many interests in common."