trials and tribulations

Definition of trials and tribulations

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

Word by Word Definitions

trial play 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

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

  3. : a preliminary contest (as in a sport)

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

  2. : made or done as a test or experiment

  3. : used or tried out in a test or experiment

tribulation play tribulations
  1. : distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution


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