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Origin of hard time
How to use hard time in a sentence
Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But so-called jungle primaries are notoriously hard to predict or poll.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One of the other cops fired three times and those who were still able to give chase did.
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
I called out several times, as loud as I could raise my voice, but all to no purpose.
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
All the ordinary subjects in schools have been taught over and over again millions and millions of times.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
Idioms and Phrases with hard time
Also, hard times. A period of difficulty or hardship, especially financial hardship. For example, Since Mom died, Christmas has been a hard time for Dad, or It's been hard times for both of them since they split up. It is also put as have a hard time, as in I'm having a hard time finishing this book. Charles Dickens used Hard Times as the title of a novel about poverty (1854). A more recent version is have a time of it, which despite its ambiguity (not specifying either “good” or “bad”) nearly always means “experiencing difficulty”; for example, We had quite a time of it in that hurricane. [Late 1300s]
give someone a hard time. Annoy or harass someone. For example, Don't let him give you a hard time; he's often late himself. [Colloquial; early 1900s]