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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It looked like the steepest of uphill fights. To obtain funds for a state subsidy of the 2021 world track and field championships in Eugene, lawmakers would have to agree to nearly double a tax collected by hotel and motel operators.
On both bills, GOP leaders would face uphill fights mustering the two-thirds House and Senate majorities needed to override vetoes.
The battles waged by Schumann, the critic, were uphill fights to be sure, but powered by fervent idealism and belief in the value of the new.
Our uphill fight is to preserve an interest in a European art form through devotion to an instrument whose players have felt for most of the past century ambivalent at best, and often completely disconnected from the contemporary music being written for it.