From hard times (1847): Surely there never was such fragile china-ware as that of which the millers of Coketown were made.
She chose a full-frontal nude for the cover of hard times for Lovers, but Elektra went with a far-less-daring, more discreet shot.
Detroit has landed on hard times, but there is still vibrant life left.
A period of economic depression, poverty, etc (1705+)
Time actually spent in prison by a sentenced criminal: Hard men are serving hard time 10 miles down the road (1930s+ Underworld)