have a hard time of it

have a hard time of it
have a hard time (of it) give (someone) a hard time - to treat someone severely or to cause difficulties for them.

He had a hard time last year. He lost his job and was unemployed for 6 months.


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  • have a hard time — ◇ If you have a hard time doing something or with something, it is difficult for you. She s having a hard time adjusting to college life. The school has had a hard time recruiting substitute teachers. He s been having a hard time with his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a hard time — (of it) give (someone) a hard time to treat someone severely or to cause difficulties for them. He had a hard time last year. He lost his job and was unemployed for 6 months …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a hard time — (doing something) to have difficulty doing something. With all the traffic noise, Mr. Packard had a hard time hearing the reporters questions …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a hard time doing something — have a hard time (doing something) to have difficulty doing something. With all the traffic noise, Mr. Packard had a hard time hearing the reporters questions …   New idioms dictionary

  • Hard Time (comics) — Comicsbooktitlebox| caption= comic color=background:#8080ff publisher=DC Comics writers=Steve Gerber, Mary Skrenes pencillers=Brian Hurtt title=Hard Time format=Ongoing past current color= background:#ff9275 date=Vol.I: April 2004 ndash; March… …   Wikipedia

  • hard time — 1. n. a difficult experience. □ I had a hard time at the doctor’s office. □ She’s having a hard time with her child. 2. n. a prison sentence. (Underworld.) □ Lefty did hard time for his part in the robbery. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • give (someone) a hard time — 1. to criticize someone and make them feel guilty about something that they have done. I came home late one night last week and she s been giving me a hard time about it ever since. (often + about) 2. to treat someone severely or to cause… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard — hard1 W1S1 [ha:d US ha:rd] adj comparative harder superlative hardest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm to touch)¦ 2¦(difficult)¦ 3¦(work/effort)¦ 4¦(full of problems)¦ 5 be hard on somebody 6 be hard on something 7 do something the hard way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Time Traveler (video game) — This article talks about the video game Time Traveler. For other uses, see Time Traveler. Infobox VG title= Hologram Time Traveler caption= Title logo developer= Virtual Image Productions (arcade), GTE Interactive Media (PC/DVD) publisher= Arcade …   Wikipedia

  • have a time — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To have trouble; have a hard time. * /Poor Susan had a time trying to get the children to go to bed./ * /John had a time passing his math course./ 2. To have a good time; to have fun. Used with a reflexive pronoun. * /Bob …   Dictionary of American idioms

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