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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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.
If the Fed proves reluctant to ease or is overly fearful of imagined inflation demons, both stocks and the economy could be in for some rough sledding.
We're hitting some rough sledding, but that's not going to diminish our will to run the football," Riley promised.
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It's been rough sledding the last few months trying to keep the lights on.
The coalition of liars, pornographers and perjurers that seeks to bury Rogan will find it rough sledding against the newly energized Republicans like myself, who have heretofore not gotten seriously involved in campaign politics, preferring in the past to stand on the sidelines and merely cheer.
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.
But even fans may find its formlessness and attenuated length rough sledding after a while, despite the dynamism of numerous live-performance sequences.
So it would seem cap-and-trade programs face rough sledding.