take something hard
take (something) hard
To be affected by something in a profoundly negative way. I know Jeff took it hard when he lost his job, but he needs to get back up and start looking for work. I think Samantha took the news pretty hard, so you might want to give her a bit of space right now.
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take something ˈhardbe very upset by something: He took his wife’s death very hard.
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