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an uphill battle

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 battle. I'm terrible at math, so I have a real uphill battle ahead of me if I want to improve my grade in Algebra.
See also: battle, uphill

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.
See also: fight, uphill

an uphill job

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 job. I'm terrible at math, so I have a real uphill job ahead of me if I want to improve my grade in Algebra.
See also: job, uphill

an uphill task

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 task. I'm terrible at math, so I have a real uphill task ahead of me if I want to improve my grade in Algebra.
See also: task, uphill

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.
See also: struggle, uphill

uphill battle

 and uphill struggle
Fig. a hard struggle. Convincing the senator to see our point of view was an uphill battle, but we finally succeeded.
See also: battle, uphill

it's all downhill

Also, it's all uphill from here. See under downhill all the way.
See also: all, downhill

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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Mr Uphill was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he remained unconscious in a critical condition until his death on January 8.
20] Hence, three familiarization sessions on an alternate day were conducted for an uphill as well as for the downhill walk, which made participants accustomed to the treadmill working and exercise methodology.
But every curve can be achieved by aiming along a straight line at a particular area just uphill of the hole.
Uphill quenching was first employed in the 1950s by Alcoa with the objective of artificially aging the aluminum to produce a more stable microstructure with less residual stress.
What the uncomfortable truth may turn out to be is that many of the puzzles which the explorers seek to solve do not have a resolution, and as the mystery of how a river can flow uphill is solved by looking at the bifurcations of its channels, the sense of indeterminacy is heightened.
However, the principle is a little harder to grasp on the uphill shots.
1353085 Newmarket's uphill finish should create a different scenario to watered, biased Ascot.
In the Morse Ranch area of the south hills, the streets are crumbling - motorists bump along and bicyclists climb potholes on the uphill and risk losing control on the downhill.
Another left turn takes us past the village hall and down a grassy slope before heading uphill between broom and bracken.
On flat straightaways, the men travel up to 35 mph, making about half that heading uphill, said Irene Johnson of Canyon Country, who will take part in a professional women's race the same day.
Nick swinburn had an uphill task in every way to make the England team for next month's trip to Turkey.
Western hunters often face long shots that are sharply uphill or downhill.
I see them even in the winter woods, miles from the nearest road or garden, sprouting along the uphill margin of a foot track blazed along the contour of mountain valley.
The daytime ban on the steep uphill stretch of motorway - notorious for traffic congestion - will be trialled for 18 months from 7am from next Monday.