What is Hard times?
Hard times definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a period of difficulties or hardship.
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.
give a hard time, Informal. to bother, annoy, or harass: He gave me a hard time about the money I owe him.