come up against (something)

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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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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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come up against

To encounter, especially a difficulty or major problem.
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References in classic literature ?
With all its gifts and opportunities it was a melancholy life-- melancholy with something not altogether explained by the somewhat pessimistic philosophy exposed in the Journal, nor by the consumptive tendency of Amiel's physical constitution, causing him from a very early date to be much preoccupied with the effort to reconcile himself with the prospect of death, and reinforcing the far from sanguine temperament of one intellectually also a poitrinaire.
Mark Wood was the consumptive labourer whom I mentioned before.
When a consumptive colonial was sent to take his place, he beat him up with his fists and sent him off a wreck in the schooner that brought him.
Among his other disabilities, he was a consumptive, and I knew that if he attempted to bail, it might bring on a hemorrhage.
What I see is the Cafe Venus, on the plaza of Santiago, where one hot night I drank and talked with a dying consumptive.
I heard a Carlisle woman behind me whisper that Cecily King looked consumptive, just like her Aunt Felicity; and I hated her fiercely for it.
But how could you, Leith," I cried, the picture of the consumptive lad strong before me, "how could you treat him so barbarously?