make heavy weather of something


make heavy weather of something
make heavy weather of (something/doing something) British & Australian to take a longer time than necessary to do something.

He's making heavy weather of writing his report, Ingrid finished hers days ago.


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  • make heavy weather of something — phrase to make a situation or job more difficult than it really is Thesaurus: to cause problems for yourselfsynonym Main entry: heavy * * * make heavy ˈweather of sth idiom to seem to find sth more difficult or complicated than it needs to be …   Useful english dictionary

  • make heavy weather of something — to make a situation or job more difficult than it really is …   English dictionary

  • make heavy weather of doing something — make heavy weather of (something/doing something) British & Australian to take a longer time than necessary to do something. He s making heavy weather of writing his report, Ingrid finished hers days ago …   New idioms dictionary

  • make heavy weather of — (something/doing something) British & Australian to take a longer time than necessary to do something. He s making heavy weather of writing his report, Ingrid finished hers days ago …   New idioms dictionary

  • make heavy weather of — To find excessive difficulty in • • • Main Entry: ↑weather * * * see weather * * * make heavy weather of Brit informal : to treat (something) in a way that makes it seem more important or difficult than it really is an actor who makes heavy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heavy — heav|y1 W1S1 [ˈhevi] adj comparative heavier superlative heaviest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(weight)¦ 2¦(amount/degree/severity)¦ 3¦(needing physical effort)¦ 4¦(needing mental effort)¦ 5 heavy going 6 be heavy on something 7 heavy with something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heavy — heav|y1 [ hevi ] adjective *** ▸ 1 with a lot of weight ▸ 2 many things ▸ 3 with physical effort ▸ 4 showing anger ▸ 5 smell: sweet & strong ▸ 6 not attractive ▸ 7 with a lot of force etc. ▸ 8 uncomfortable or tired ▸ 9 very severe ▸ 10… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heavy — I UK [ˈhevɪ] / US adjective Word forms heavy : adjective heavy comparative heavier superlative heaviest *** 1) a heavy object weighs a lot She was struggling with a heavy suitcase. Careful – that box is pretty heavy. You should soon be able to… …   English dictionary

  • heavy — [[t]he̱vi[/t]] ♦♦ heavier, heaviest, heavies 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is heavy weighs a lot. These scissors are awfully heavy... Gosh, that was a heavy bag!... The mud stuck to her boots, making her feet heavy and her legs tired. Ant: light… …   English dictionary

  • make — [c]/meɪk / (say mayk) verb (made, making) –verb (t) 1. to bring into existence by shaping material, combining parts, etc.: to make a dress. 2. to produce by any action or causative agency: to make trouble. 3. to cause to be or become; render: to… …   Australian English dictionary