rough sledding


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rough sledding

n. Informal
A difficult time or situation.
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Noun1.rough sledding - a difficulty that can be overcome with effort; "we had a hard time getting here"; "analysts predicted rough sledding for handset makers"
difficulty - a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties"
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During his presentation, "A Look at the Oilpatch," Cheramie pulled no punches in describing what he sees as rough sledding for at the next couple of years.
It was rough sledding offensively, but we knew it was going to be," coach Mike Riley said.
Given the roughly 20% rise in US equity prices this year on rather thin earnings growth and the realisation that the Federal Reserve will begin unwinding quantitative easing at some point soon, the state of play may make for rough sledding in markets while agreements are hammered out.
Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas, the company that was authorized to file copyright infringement lawsuits for Arkansas-owned Stephens Media of Las Vegas and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette owner Wehco Media, has encountered rough sledding for its business plan.
If the City and State governments are unable to maintain their capital budgets in the face of declining revenues, and if the federal government loses its appetite for stimulus spending, it looks like rough sledding for the construction industry.