an uphill fight

an uphill fight

A task that is very daunting from the outset and continues to be challenging. The incumbent is so popular that defeating her will be an uphill fight. I'm terrible at math, so I have a real uphill fight ahead of me if I want to improve my grade in Algebra.
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While a push to ban automatic weapons faces an uphill fight regardless of the sickening phenomenon of school shootings, the need to protect students demands an immediate review of operational procedures while debate rages over what to do with automatic weapons.
However, with budget phones becoming more and more powerful, and Chrome coming pre-installed in them, it is going to be an uphill fight for the China-based mobile browser to stay on top.
ATLETICO MADRID face an uphill fight to qualify after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Group C minnows Qarabag.
Sison acknowledged as well that Poe faces an uphill fight because of the disqualification cases filed against her, which the Supreme Court still had to rule on.
Murphy, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said, "When I visited with the cadets and officers in New London last week, I promised them that I would fight tooth and nail on the Appropriations Committee to make sure that the museum gets the federal support it needs it will be an uphill fight but it will be worth it, for southeast Connecticut and the Coast Guard.
The Wearsiders now face an uphill fight to finish runners-up and qualify for the Champions League, their last two games against Arsenal and title favourites Chelsea.
Therefore, any land operation against ISIL inside Syria will be an uphill fight for the Turkish military.
Craig said, adding that he knew he had an uphill fight with Mr.
Gillibrand and Boxer face an uphill fight in the Senate, with many lawmakers reluctant to embrace it because of opposition by the military, which argues with no justification that the change would undermine discipline and cohesion.
Alonso always knew he faced an uphill fight to claim victory, so was at least content enough with second.
a[umlaut]a[umlaut]Pickett said any bill that relaxes sentencing guidelines would face an uphill fight in an environment where legislators want to be seen as tough on crime.
But he faces an uphill fight to get his name top of the list.
Sarkozy, the first incumbent in half a century to be bested in the initial vote, now faces an uphill fight for reelection.
JOBLESS PROBLEM Obama unveiled a $447 bln package of tax cuts and new spending to revive a stalled job market but he faces an uphill fight with Republicans.
We lost two quick goals and after that it was an uphill fight.