term for difficult times

hard sailing
With the re-elction of Bush, we are in for heavy weather.
by Ralph Wombat November 24, 2004
A term used by British mathematicians when describing laborious proofs that could be proven much easier
"Dude, I tried to prove Eisenstein's Criterion super complicatedly and my professor wrote on my homework "very heavy weather"."
by LordAlgebro22 April 2, 2018