make heavy weather of


make heavy weather of
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 — 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

  • make heavy weather of — ► make heavy weather of informal have unnecessary difficulty in dealing with (a task or problem). [ORIGIN: from the nautical phrase make good or bad weather of it, referring to a ship in a storm.] Main Entry: ↑weather …   English terms dictionary

  • make heavy weather — phrasal : to experience difficulty in making progress : flounder, labor made heavy weather with his algebra …   Useful english dictionary

  • make heavy weather of — informal have unnecessary difficulty in dealing with (a task or problem). [from the naut. phr. make good or bad weather of it, referring to a ship in a storm.] → weather …   English new terms dictionary

  • make heavy weather of —  Have difficulty with …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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

  • heavy weather — noun Usage: Brit : considerable difficulty : heavy going often used in the phrase make heavy weather of …   Useful english dictionary