make heavy weather

make heavy weather of (something)

To make something harder or more laborious to do, especially more than is usual or necessary. The bill was passed two years ago, but the government has made heavy weather of implementing the law at a local level. The top-ranked team made heavy weather of what should have been a relatively easy win.
See also: heavy, make, of, weather

make heavy weather

see under heavy going.
See also: heavy, make, weather