hard/heavy going

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hard/heavy going

: difficult to understand
  • The report is pretty hard/heavy going.

Word by Word Definitions

hard play
  1. : not easily penetrated : not easily yielding to pressure

  2. : not capable of being spread : very firm

  3. : having a harsh or acid taste

  1. : with great or utmost effort or energy : strenuously

  2. : in a violent manner : fiercely

  3. : to the full extent

heavy play
  1. : having great weight

  2. : having a high specific gravity : having great weight in proportion to bulk

  3. : having or being atoms of greater than normal mass for that element

  1. : to a great or overwhelming degree : with or as if with great weight : in a heavy manner : heavily

  1. : heavyweight

  2. : a theatrical role of a dignified or somber character

  3. : a character in a story or play who opposes the hero : villain

going play
  1. : an act or instance of going

  2. : behavior, actions

  3. : the condition of the ground (as for walking)

  1. : that goes

  2. : working, moving

  3. : living, existing


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