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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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.