have a thin time (of it)


: 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.

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“Have a thin time (of it).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20thin%20time%20%28of%20it%29. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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