a thin time

British informal
a difficult time, especially because there is not much money available

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  • a thin time — A time of hardship, misery, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑thin …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) thin time — a thin time british informal phrase a difficult time, especially because there is not much money available Thesaurus: difficult situations and experiencessynonym Main entry: thin …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a thin time of it — have a thin time (of it) Brit : to be in a difficult situation especially because you do not have enough money He was having a thin time of it until his novel started selling. • • • Main Entry: ↑thin have a thin time (of it) see ↑thin, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a thin time — (of it) Brit : to be in a difficult situation especially because you do not have enough money He was having a thin time of it until his novel started selling. • • • Main Entry: ↑thin have a thin time (of it) see ↑thin, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a thin time Brit. — have a thin time Brit. informal have a miserable or uncomfortable time. → thin …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a thin time of it — have a thin time (of it) British & Australian to experience a difficult period, often because you do not have enough money. Rob lost his job last year and they ve been having a thin time of it …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a thin time — (of it) British & Australian to experience a difficult period, often because you do not have enough money. Rob lost his job last year and they ve been having a thin time of it …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a thin time — ► have a thin time Brit. informal have a miserable or uncomfortable time. Main Entry: ↑thin …   English terms dictionary

  • have a thin time (of it) — have a thin ˈtime (of it) idiom (BrE, informal) to have many problems or difficulties to deal with; to not be successful • He s had a thin time of it since losing his job. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thin — ► ADJECTIVE (thinner, thinnest) 1) having opposite surfaces or sides close together. 2) (of a garment or fabric) made of light material. 3) having little flesh or fat on the body. 4) having few parts or members relative to the area covered or… …   English terms dictionary

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