have a rough time (of it)

idiom

: to have a difficult time
He's been having a rough time of it since his wife died.

Examples of have a rough time (of it) in a Sentence

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“Have a rough time (of it).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20rough%20time%20%28of%20it%29. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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