English version

be a struggle (for somebody)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a struggle (for somebody)be a struggle (for somebody)DIFFICULTif something is a struggle, you find it very difficult to do struggle
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be a struggle (for somebody)That was a devastating blow from which the constituency is struggling to recover.He's good enough; fit and fast enough, but financially is struggling to survive.The fact is, he was struggling.Silently, desperately, it is struggling against a new and all-powerful adversary, the civilization of the capitalist West.Polly could see that Jack was struggling with something inside himself but she did not know what it could be.His lungs were struggling for more oxygen.A new form of organization is struggling to life.Reading is a struggle for Tim.But Seb was struggling up from the table.
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