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“go through a bad/difficult/rough/sticky patch” in British English

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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 rough patch at the moment - his wife wants a divorce.

(Definition of “go through a bad/difficult/rough/sticky patch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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