an uphill fight

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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.
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While a push to ban automatic weapons faces an uphill fight regardless of the sickening phenomenon of school shootings, the need to protect students demands an immediate review of operational procedures while debate rages over what to do with automatic weapons.
However, with budget phones becoming more and more powerful, and Chrome coming pre-installed in them, it is going to be an uphill fight for the China-based mobile browser to stay on top.
ATLETICO MADRID face an uphill fight to qualify after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Group C minnows Qarabag.
Sison acknowledged as well that Poe faces an uphill fight because of the disqualification cases filed against her, which the Supreme Court still had to rule on.
Murphy, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said, "When I visited with the cadets and officers in New London last week, I promised them that I would fight tooth and nail on the Appropriations Committee to make sure that the museum gets the federal support it needs it will be an uphill fight but it will be worth it, for southeast Connecticut and the Coast Guard.
Yelchenko said the negotiation process for any kind of peacekeeping force has not yet begun, is likely to take several months and faces an uphill fight with Russia and other permanent members of the Security Council opposing the proposal.
The Wearsiders now face an uphill fight to finish runners-up and qualify for the Champions League, their last two games against Arsenal and title favourites Chelsea.
Therefore, any land operation against ISIL inside Syria will be an uphill fight for the Turkish military.
Topacio acknowledged that, despite being allowed to go free on bail, his client faces a long and uphill fight.
Craig said, adding that he knew he had an uphill fight with Mr.
Facing an increasingly uphill fight to renew the "private option" expansion during next month's legislative session, Beebe also defended his administration's estimate of how much the state budget would have to be cut if the program ends.
But it's not clear whether the efforts will mark the end of the controversy swirling around Davis, who has drawn on her life story in her uphill fight against Abbott, the better-financed candidate in a state that has not elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994.
Alonso always knew he faced an uphill fight to claim victory, so was at least content enough with second.
However, the Dragons third string face a real uphill fight to avoid the drop as they are set to be relegated with only Leeds Adel Carnegie IV below them and they are five points adrift of third bottom Driffield II with two game outstanding.
We were down to 10 men and they scored right away so it was an uphill fight.