No wonder Florence has a hard time of it; but isn't it wretched of me to gossip?
I know very well that the poor girl has a hard time of it there.
She had had such a hard time bringing it into the world, too.
The passage out was well enough, but homeward-bound we had a hard time of it.
"You had a hard time of it up that rapid," said the artist in French to the boatmen.
They had a hard time, but they have won him over, and he is pledged to go with them.
Well, Mr. Peter Nichols, all I have to say is that you're apt to have a hard time.
"I suspect you 've had rather a hard time of it," said Davis, compassionately.
Children must have had a hard time of it, and been frequently flogged.
I had a hard time of it too, along of that rotten old Patna racket.'