have a hard time


: to experience difficulty doing something
She's having a hard time living within her budget.
The school has had a hard time recruiting substitute teachers.
He's been having a hard time with his research paper.

Examples of have a hard time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As legendary as Final Fantasy VII is, even its staunchest supporters have a hard time recommending newcomers to play the original PlayStation’s classic JRPG. Quentyn Kennemer, The Verge, 29 May 2024 Hydrating or smoothing shampoos for curly and textured hair, since curls have a hard time retaining moisture and this can create frizz. Sarah Bradley, Parents, 20 May 2024 Houston even appeared to have a hard time keeping his eyes off Kiana, as he was shown nervously looking away from her at points. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 16 May 2024 The nets are made with threads so fine that birds have a hard time seeing them, explained Jacob Drucker, a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Doug Ross, Chicago Tribune, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for have a hard time 

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“Have a hard time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20hard%20time. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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