from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A time of need or trouble.

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  • noun Used other than as an idiom: see rainy,‎ day.
  • noun idiomatic A difficult period of need, when things do not go right.

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  • noun a (future) time of financial need


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