hard-hit

adjective
\ ˈhärd-ˌhit How to pronounce hard-hit (audio) \

Definition of hard-hit

: profoundly stricken : affected in an especially negative way one of the industries particularly hard-hit during the downturn

First Known Use of hard-hit

1826, in the meaning defined above

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hard/heavy going

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“Hard-hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-hit. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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