up against it


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up against it

Having or likely to face serious problems, stresses, or difficulties. Each year, more and more families find themselves up against it going into the holiday season. Sorry I haven't been in touch recently, I've just really been up against it at work the last few weeks.
See also: up

up against it

mod. having a personal crisis; having a financial crisis. This is my bad season. I’m really up against it.
See also: up