an uphill struggle/battle/task

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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 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

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

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.
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Jinx told Word Is that's because of the uphill task they had of driving Naija music out of our market.
England faced an uphill task after conceding three goals in the first half before Holland put their opponents to the sword with five additional strikes in the final two quarters.
I think understanding mind and thoughts of Ghalib is an uphill task. Hence proficiency in Persian and Urdu is essential for reading his kalam.
TAROUBA - West Indies A face uphill task in securing victory on Friday's last day of the final four-day 'Test' against India A.
In its last year in power, the PML-N government had collected Rs3.842 trillion in taxes, which now seems an uphill task for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
However, the 43-yearold then dropped shots on the eighth and ninth to card a highly disappointing 72 and leave himself with an uphill task over the weekend to claim a 16th major title.
"We've got an uphill task in the group but it's still doable - 100 per cent," Stoke striker Vokes said.
If they lose a couple of early games, then it will be an uphill task for them after that.
According to Naya Parika daily, ruling party leaders Agni Sapkota and Gajendndra Mahat, among others, have heavily come down stating that it was a uphill task to implement the programmes mentioned in the annual document of the government.
Police said the suspects will be arraigned soon.In a bid to stem the human trafficking vice, Kenya passed the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act in 2010.UPHILL TASKBut arresting traffickers is an uphill task since they operate in secrecy and use third parties as well as secure, concealed residences to commit their crimes.
KARACHI -- President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Mian Zahid Hussain has it would be uphill task for FBR to achieve tax collection target as less recovery is accumulated from 10 major sectors.
This road was worn out since long and dilapidation has reached alarming proportion making the travelling uphill task.
Sources further mentioned that digitising theland records was an uphill task due to the resistance of the powerful mafia that rules the land record system in Pakistan.
A visibly excited Obaseki retorted that the defeat would be an uphill task to accomplish on his home soil.
CRUSADERS boss Stephen Baxter is plotting a front foot performance as the Irish League champions face an uphill task in tonight's Europa League clash with Olimpaja Ljubljana (8pm).