hard to take

idiom

: difficult to be around due to being rude, annoying, etc.
He's a little hard to take sometimes.

Examples of hard to take in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden’s claims to be protecting American workers and businesses in general with such actions are hard to take seriously. The Editors, National Review, 15 May 2024 Every message is disruptive and hard to take at what feels like the last minute. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 7 Mar. 2024 Or might just scare people a little bit too much, or are just too dissonant and too hard to take? Michaela Zee, Variety, 29 Feb. 2024 Roman Polanski’s latest movie, The Palace, is hard to take. Armond White, National Review, 14 Feb. 2024 This news is hard to take, especially after the Sunny Isles Beach resort was named the best waterfront hotel in the country by USA Today. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Lorna starts off a little hard to take, but her reaction to the dead woman on the floor is a nightmare — for the viewer. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2024 Of course there were moments that were hard to take — when suspects mentioned which brands of lubrication were best or whether or not a parent might hold a child down. Alex Morris, Rolling Stone, 4 Jan. 2024 This is pretty hard to take: William Jr. and his older sister, Priscilla, grew up in Brookline, the Boston suburb. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 7 Dec. 2023

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“Hard to take.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20to%20take. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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