rough going

noun

: a difficult situation
It was rough going for a while.

Examples of rough going in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web DeSantis’ rough going has scraped much of the gloss off November’s 19-point reelection victory and encouraged other Republicans to join the GOP race and take on the front- runner, former President Trump. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2023 Many festivals nationwide have encountered rough going since returning from the COVID-19 shutdown and facing escalating costs driven by inflation and labor shortages. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 28 Feb. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'rough going.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near rough going

Cite this Entry

“Rough going.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20going. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!