heavy going Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “heavy going” in the English Dictionary

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heavy goingadjective

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difficult to ​read or ​understand: I ​liked the ​film but the ​book was ​rather heavy going. I'm finding the ​advancedphysics a ​bit heavy going.
(Definition of heavy going from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heavy going”
in Chinese (Simplified) 难读的, 难以理解的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 難讀的, 難以理解的…
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