trials and tribulations

Definition of trials and tribulations


  1. :  difficult experiences, problems, etc. the trials and tribulations of starting a new business

Word by Word Definitions

trialplay trials
  1. :  the formal examination before a competent tribunal of the matter in issue in a civil or criminal cause in order to determine such issue

    :  the action or process of trying or putting to the proof :  test

    :  a preliminary contest (as in a sport)

  1. :  of, relating to, or used in a trial

    :  made or done as a test or experiment

    :  used or tried out in a test or experiment

tribulationplay tribulations
  1. :  distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution

    :  a trying experience

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a trip made at another's expense

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