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a rough patch

A period of trouble, difficulty, or hardship. Almost every new business experiences a rough patch at some point or another.
See also: patch, rough
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White Feather THERE are times when you may see a little white feather float down in front of you, It usually happens when you are going through a rough patch, and you are wondering what to do We all have these periods when we are feeling down, and we all have moments of despair, That's the time our loved ones send down this little message, just to let us know they are there Members of family or friends who have passed away, remember all the love we gave them on earth, They form a bond together, and they look after us, and defend us for all they are worth They are there to make sure we don't come to any harm, and they will be watching over us forever, So whenever you are a little apprehensive, or feeling down, just look out for that little white feather.
The skinny: Colorado has hit a bit of a rough patch lately, going just 4-4-2 over its last 10 games.
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Some Indian reports claim the actor was in heavy debt apart from having a rough patch with the family members.
It is no secret that the hills and mountains of eastern Tennessee are often labeled as a "rough patch." That is why 10-4 Gear is dedicating these shirts to all troopers in Tennessee who continue to keep the state safe through their service and dedication.
"They're always up and down, but they went through a very rough patch as recently as last week," the source said.
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The world's largest democracy is going through a very rough patch. The saffron brigade is trying to impose its regressive policies on the otherwise secular country.
Negotiations between banks and Apple hit a rough patch after the firm was unwilling to give up a portion of the USD2bn it earns a year from merchants for interchange fees.
The group, which describes itself as the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company in the UK, is the latest in the sector to hit a rough patch.