have it rough

idiom

: to have a difficult existence
Our ancestors had it rough compared to us.

Examples of have it rough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Does your pet have it rough during allergy season with itching, biting, and hot spots? Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 The Bears have it rough this year after having a very favorable home slate in 2021. Michael Haag, Dallas News, 19 Aug. 2022 If nine-to-fivers have it rough on the childcare front, restaurant workers occupy a special hell. Lydia Kiesling, Bon Appétit, 17 Sep. 2021 Working moms have it rough! Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 3 Sep. 2020

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“Have it rough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20it%20rough. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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