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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When I signed the Fetal Heartbeat bill last May, we knew that it would be an uphill fight in the courts that might take us all the way to the U.S.
Lopez Obrador faces an uphill fight against a practice that locals say is deeply rooted in the poor rural areas where pipelines pass, covered by only a foot or two of dirt.
But that measure faces an uphill fight to getting a vote as part of the Senate's debate on a mammoth Defense, Health and Human Services, Education and Labor spending bill.
Rees Smith made it 2-0 in 52 minutes to give Fallin an uphill fight but despite promptings from skipper Alastair Brown, a goal was nowhere to be seen.
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.
I thought it was an uphill fight but that we had a shot.
Pledged delegates are real," Sanders said, while acknowledging it's an uphill fight. "Hillary Clinton will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination at the end of the nominating process on June 14.
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.
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.
Senate Republicans would face an uphill fight to revive Yucca Mountain even if they do win back a majority in November, something that's far from assured.
Craig said, adding that he knew he had an uphill fight with Mr.