hard going

hard going
difficult to understand or enjoy

the studying is at times hard going

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ˌhard ˈgoing idiom
difficult to understand or needing a lot of effort

I'm finding his latest novel very hard going.

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  • hard going — ► hard going difficult to understand or enjoy. Main Entry: ↑hard …   English terms dictionary

  • hard going — {adj. phr.} Fraught with difficulty. * /Dave finds his studies of math hard going./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard going — {adj. phr.} Fraught with difficulty. * /Dave finds his studies of math hard going./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard\ going — adj. phr. Fraught with difficulty. Dave finds his studies of math hard going …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hard going — difficult to do or understand. It was a good course but I found it hard going in parts …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard going — difficult to understand or enjoy. → hard …   English new terms dictionary

  • hard going — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tough, laborious, tight; see difficult 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • be hard going — see under ↑going1 • • • Main Entry: ↑hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard — ► ADJECTIVE 1) solid, firm, and rigid; not easily broken, bent, or pierced. 2) requiring or demonstrating a great deal of endurance or effort; difficult. 3) (of a person) not showing any signs of weakness; tough. 4) (of information or a subject… …   English terms dictionary

  • hard — hard1 W1S1 [ha:d US ha:rd] adj comparative harder superlative hardest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm to touch)¦ 2¦(difficult)¦ 3¦(work/effort)¦ 4¦(full of problems)¦ 5 be hard on somebody 6 be hard on something 7 do something the hard way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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