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a lean patch

A period of failure, decline, or poor performance or results. Almost every new business experiences a lean patch at some point or another.
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Malik, who had a lean patch during the series, scoring merely 49 runs in the four ODIs, said like the millions of Pakistan team followers, he too was deeply disappointed with his and team's showing.
In the men's section, top-ranked Kidambi Srikanth was eager to put behind his lean patch and bounce back.
The sequence of 1,10, 2,4,0 in the series against Lankans was clearly a testimony to his lean patch, which had been continuing for an uncomfortably long period now.
But enough to add some pressure to his young shoulders - shoulders which have sagged just a little as he has toiled through a lean patch.
The Australian said it was a nice reward after having to fight for rides during a lean patch between his Cup wins.
Luke Ronchi has been unbelievable for us, and although Ackermann has had a bit of a lean patch over the last few games, he showed what a class player he is.
This BTown's leggy beauty is going through a lean patch in her career.
After a lean patch, I am delighted to get a big one.
That's the message from Wales' record try scorer Shane Williams, who says North's current lean patch reminds him of a period of his own career when he read too many newspapers and lost confidence.
After a lean patch for a while, there is a rise in demand for public transport service on many routes and hence more buses are added to the network," al-Hail said.
Kohli showed his class on way to reaching his first hundred across formats since February, following which he experienced the first lean patch of his career.
The England player is confi-dent the Bears' out-of-form top order will come through their collective lean patch.
The England player is confident the Bears' out-of-form top order will come through their collective lean patch.
Before the match, the on-loan Sunderland man had made 13 appearances without finding the net this season, but his lean patch went back much further than that, numbering 30 games for three different clubs since he struck for Swansea in a 2-0 League Cup victory over Chelsea.
She said: "I had been going through a bit of a lean patch, to say the least.