heavy going

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difficult of progress

Etymology:

  • From horse racing.
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He is making heavy going of writing that report.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'heavy going':

heavy goingboring, tedious
heavy goingthe going is wet and muddy (difficult to gallop on)
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