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go through a bad/difficult/rough/sticky patch

informal
C2 to experience a lot of problems in a period of your life: Andy's going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment - his wife wants a divorce.
Translations of “go through a bad/difficult/rough/sticky patch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 倒楣,不走運…
in Chinese (Simplified) 倒霉,不走运…
(Definition of go through a bad/difficult/rough/sticky patch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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