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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

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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I suggest the council has a census as to how many people use this service, in particular on the uphill journey to the bus station.
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In reflecting upon the thousand-mile journey they took by boat to explore the Casiquiare River, which flows through present-day Colombia and Venezuela to unite the Orinoco and the Amazon river systems, Along the River That Flows Uphill authors Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt must confront the inner narratives that have given them a passion for adventure and exploration but which have, at the same time, placed them in danger.
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Although it may not seem logical, you have to aim lower on both uphill and downhill shots than you would on flat ground at the same distance because your arrow doesn't drop as much at a given distance when it is going uphill or downhill.
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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.