have a thin time (of it)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have a thin time (of it)

British
: to be in a difficult situation especially because one does not have enough money
  • He was having a thin time of it until his novel started selling.

Word by Word Definitions

thin play
  1. : having little extent from one surface to its opposite

  2. : measuring little in cross section or diameter

  3. : not dense in arrangement or distribution

  1. : to make thin or thinner:

  2. : to reduce in thickness or depth : attenuate

  3. : to make less dense or viscous

  1. : in a thin manner : thinly

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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