rough sledding


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rough sledding

A difficult, turbulent, or troublesome period of time or undertaking. This administration has gone through some rough sledding over the last year, but the president is determined to regain the trust and support of the American people. Even some of the wealthier areas of the country must brace for rough sledding as fresh austerity measures come into effect on the heels of the IMF bailout. The book can be notoriously rough sledding, but if you're able to stick with it, it is in fact a most rewarding experience.
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When McDonald's, the apotheosis of marketing prowess, hit some rough sledding last fall, it suddenly became apparent that the company's iron grip on the imagination of the American people had been broken.
While discussions of concinnity (there are both objective and subjective variants) may be rough sledding for non-designers, and while some of the discussions of psychological affect may be a bit much for even designers, this book is a valuable text for all who care about excellence in design--and that should include all who have anything to do with getting vehicles on the road.
"In spite of present inventory and price uncertainties, we have little reason to fear that the economy is in for rough sledding, for there are two dynamic forces that are almost bound to maintain business volume," the report states.
Looking ahead, indicators point to fairly rough sledding for our industry in 1992, as the 1990-91 recession finally catches up with the metalcasting industry's economic lag.
"We're hitting some rough sledding, but that's not going to diminish our will to run the football," Riley promised.
that includes Stephens Inc., one of the largest in-vestment firms located off Wall Street, encountered some particularly rough sledding. Power-One Inc., a California energy company that Stephens took public in 1997 and in which the family was heavily invested, fell from $71.50 a share in mid-2000 to $8.11 on Nov.
It's been rough sledding the last few months trying to keep the lights on.
Structure and pace of pic is sure to polarize auds into camps of believers and naysayers and will likely be rough sledding for non-aficionados of helmer's work.
Drivers using one of the main routes between downtown Eugene and the University of Oregon will be in for some rough sledding in the next few weeks as workers begin major repaving.