have a hard time

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Definition of 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.

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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 22 Oct. 2020.

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