tough going

tough going

progress that is difficult. It was tough going for the first few miles, but the trail became much easier as we got farther into the forest.
See also: going, tough
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"It'll be tough going there, it's an artificial pitch, we've never been there before," Coady said.
It wasn't easy and I only scored 30 in the first session, so it was tough going at times.
"It's always tough going to Saints but we've done everything right over the weekend and recovery is key.
"We have got to do it tough going to Catalans, but they are doing the same amount of travelling, so no excuses."
It was really tough going against York's 1-2-2 zone defense."
"We knew it was going to be really tough going against DJ and Rickie, two fantastic players.
It's tough going for Elias Kachunga against Brighton
World number one Pliskova, who is still without a Grand Slam singles title in the adult ranks, found it tough going to assume dominance against slender American Nicole Gibbs in round two and the Czech could struggle to boss Gibbs' muscle-bound compatriot Vandeweghe.
'It will be tough going for us but we are here to put up a good performance and we look forward to exciting cricket in next few days,' he told media men here on Tuesday at National cricket academy after a practice session.
He is bloody fuming about his schooldays, hope he cheers up in the next 350 pages or this could be tough going Josh Widdicombe@joshwiddicombe Why is Cameron wearing a high visibility jacket, and a hard hat?
Gray said: "The game was a typical FA Cup tie, great atmosphere at Spotland and at times in that first half we had to play with a gale force wind in our faces, so it was tough going. Credit to Rochdale, they are a good side and they came back into it."
AS A teenager I read Ulysses by James Joyce, which was tough going - like trying to think someone else's thoughts.
"I'm sure that the trek will be tough going but it will be worth it."
TOUGH GOING: Tristan Palmer corners at Brands Hatch.
Consider the troubles Rafael Benitez is having at Chelsea, and it seems many with a Liverpool connection are finding it tough going.