HyperDic: hard_time

English > 2 senses of the expression hard time:
NOUNstatehard time, rough sleddinga difficulty that can be overcome with effort
timehard timea term served in a maximum security prison
English > hard time: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA difficulty that can be overcome with effort.
Example"we had a hard time getting here"
Synonymrough sledding
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishadversidad, infortunio, trago
English > hard time: 2 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA term served in a maximum security prison.
Broaderprison term, sentence, timeThe period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

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