have a hard time(redirected from had a hard time)
have a hard time
To have difficulty; to struggle. I'm really having a hard time in math this semester—I need to get a tutor. A: "Have you seen Alice lately? I feel like I hardly see her anymore." B: "Yeah, she's been having a hard time since her mother died, so she's been keeping to herself.."
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