rough passage


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rough passage

n
1. (Nautical Terms) a stormy sea journey
2. a difficult or testing time
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"It has been quite a rough passage, has it not?" he remarked.
This daughter of Olympic Glory won a Group Three at Maisons-Laffitte on her seasonal debut and then suffered a rough passage in the French 1000 Guineas at Longchamp.
The #MeToo movement across the world highlights the rough passage faced by women in several industries.
Cappakeel Angel led on the outside as the inside runners had a rough passage. Cushie Jet was crowded as the four inside runners clashed on the corner.
Henpecked finished runner-up to Esspeegee in an amateur riders' handicap, though that perhaps does not tell the full story as she encountered a rough passage towards the winning line.
Winding up discussion on the incident, the minister said, relief activities were delayed due to difficult terrain as relievers had to tread five kilometers through a rough passage to reach the shrine.
ULYSSES (2.35) was a massive disappointment in the Derby but evidently he returned with back issues after enduring a rough passage. He wouldn't be the first colt to put a poor Epsom performance behind him and he has the potential to bounce back in this Group 3.
The Racing Post reported " Sego Success got a pretty rough passage in mid-field, without a great sight at his fences, and it's testament to his ability that he held every chance at the final jump.
Bill Mott, who won the inaugural Dubai World Cup with Cigar, also cited a rough passage had ruined Lea's chance.
Mshawish decimated his rivals in the Fort Lauderdale Stakes in January, beating Grand Tito by a neck and overcame a rough passage to take the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.
Jeremy Noseda's well-travelled gelding was sent o the 7-4 favourite in the Group ree 12 months ago, but he could only nish eighth, having endured a rough passage to the line.
Nicky Henderson's charge endured a rough passage back to Britain after that outing and he returned home to owner Robert Waley-Cohen to recover from his injuries.