an uphill struggle

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an uphill struggle

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 struggle. I'm terrible at math, so I have a real uphill struggle ahead of me if I want to improve my grade in Algebra.
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an uphill ˈstruggle/ˈbattle/ˈtask

something that is difficult and takes a lot of effort over a long period of time: After the recent scandal, he faces an uphill struggle to win back public support before the next election.
See also: battle, struggle, task, uphill
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The uphill struggle will continue as shoppers dabble with online shopping, bringing hulking vans to residential streets.
DESPITE grants from charities like the BBC's Children in Need, the two voluntary founders of the Stars club, Cliff Scott and Julie Wade, can no longer face the uphill struggle of raising pounds 15,000 a year.
Now BSCH begins the uphill struggle to meet its financial goals, which include boosting net profit to $800 million within two years.
"We picked this because it links to the uphill struggle faced by children with autism, a struggle that can have a positive outcome in the end."
Jeffrey, festooned in medals in his glorious run as Linfield skipper, found the uphill struggle at Inver Park too much.
Control of the crime issue is one of the uphill struggles facing the new Government.