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hard going

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhard goinghard goinga) DIFFICULTdifficult to do and needing a lot of effort A strong wind made the race very hard going. b) BORINGboring, or difficult to deal with, talk to etc I find some of his friends pretty hard going. hard
Examples from the Corpus
hard goingAnyone who tried to set up in between us would find it hard going.But getting to be one of these fashionable high-flying image makers with a top salary is hard going.Robbie's sandals were low-heeled, but even so she found the pace hard going.Much of it was hard going, especially in the early parts.I don't mind it, but it's pretty hard going to sleep with this banging going on.
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