trying times meaning, trying times definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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trying

  
  
If you describe something or someone as trying, you mean that they are difficult to deal with and make you feel impatient or annoyed.      adj  
Support from those closest to you is vital in these trying times...     
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adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things
exp.
a difficult time
n.
un bon temps (sport)
n.
cela fait passer le temps
n.
avoir du temps devant soi
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
avoir le temps de (faire)
n.
çà se perd dans la nuit des temps
n.
çà remonte à la nuit des temps
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
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