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hard time

['ha:(r)d 'taim] = /ˈhɑːʳd ˈtaɪm/
  1. If you have a hard time with something, it is difficult and unpleasant to you. You can also say that you are having a hard time doing something.
    She had a hard time with history classes in high school because of her unpleasant teacher.
    I’m having a hard time installing the game. My computer is probably too old.
    I have a hard time remembering people’s names.