Definition of have it rough
- Our ancestors had it rough compared to us.
: marked by inequalities, ridges, or projections on the surface : coarse
: having a broken, uneven, or bumpy surface
: without usual conveniences
: uneven ground covered with high grass, brush, and stones
: the rugged or disagreeable side or aspect
: something in a crude, unfinished, or preliminary state
: to subject to abuse : manhandle, beat
: to subject to unnecessary and intentional violence in a sport
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