rough/tough going

idiom

: hard work : a difficult situation
This is a big job, and it's going to be rough/tough going for a while.

Examples of rough/tough going in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt lead the lineup, but again, playoff road is going to be tough going. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2023 It’s certainly been tough going for Europe’s real estate companies. Chris Hughes, Bloomberg.com, 14 Feb. 2023 Buying at a big CAPE usually means tough going ahead. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2022 That’s a team that’s going to be tough going forward. oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2022 Eberhart, known by the trail name Nimblewill Nomad, acknowledged that despite having tens of thousands of miles under his belt, the trail was tough going at his age, leading to quite a few spills on slippery rocks. David Sharp, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2021 After all, wearing a mask for more than 10 hours a day in the California heat is tough going for crew. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2021 Following a diet can be tough going, eating bottomless kale salads, and hitting the gym daily. Norcal Marketing, Chron, 4 Feb. 2021 Biden's proposals to restore higher taxes on corporations and wealthier Americans could also encounter tough going, even in a Democratic Senate. Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News (tns), Star Tribune, 6 Dec. 2020

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“Rough/tough going.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%2Ftough%20going. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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