hard time

hard time
1. a period of difficulties or hardship.
2. Slang. time actually served in a prison or other penal institution: He had merely been fined before, but now was sentenced to 90 days' hard time in the county jail.
3. give a hard time, Informal. to bother, annoy, or harass: He gave me a hard time about the money I owe him.

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