come up against (something)

come up against (something)

To face a particular obstacle, problem, difficulty, stress, etc. Each year, more and more families come up against debt going into the holiday season. Sorry I haven't been in touch recently, I've just really come up against issues at work the last few weeks.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come up against

Encounter, especially an obstacle or problem. For example, I've never come up against anything I can't handle, or Dealing with Malcolm is like coming up against a brick wall.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come up against

To encounter, especially a difficulty or major problem.
See also: come, up
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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