One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have unnecessary difficulty in dealing with (a task or problem).
- ‘For a serious woman who can make heavy weather of life, she has a very sunny side.’
- ‘But they made heavy weather of beating Uganda in their first clash inside the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala last October.’
- ‘Upbeat Scotland coach Ian McGeechan and skipper Budge Pountney last night denied that their side had made heavy weather of beating the Samoans in the Murrayfield rain.’
- ‘We made heavy weather of our 31-11 win in London but Gary was world class.’
- ‘Almost week by week the evidence grows of a strengthening and sustainable recovery in the US while the continental economies continue to make heavy weather of a global pick-up.’
- ‘But Councillor Steve Galloway said: ‘I think we are making heavy weather of it all.’’
- ‘Stranraer made heavy weather of beating Dumbarton 2-0 at Stair Park.’
- ‘While Australians as individuals are richly talented, we do seem to make heavy weather of reforming outdated institutions, perhaps for the very reason that they have been historically successful.’
- ‘The company is making heavy weather of reducing its debt mountain.’
- ‘Cork, of whom great things were expected early in the year, have struggled throughout the series and again made heavy weather of beating Wexford in the qualifier.’
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