have a rough time

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have a rough time (of it)

 and have a tough time (of it)
to experience a difficult period. Since his wife died, Mr. Brown has been having a rough time of it. Be nice to Bob. He's been having a rough time at work.
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Annan Ex are sure to have a tough time at Sands Silver, the Locharbriggs B v Albert B is hard to call whilst Sands Auto will do well to share the points against Locharbriggs A.
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