an uphill task

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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.
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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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Experts have already expressed reservations on this project and they were of the view that installing transmission lines in scheduled areas is a uphill task.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 13 (ANI): Delhi Dynamos, who are on the brink of being eliminated from the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL), will face an uphill task when they take on table toppers Bengaluru FC here at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.
The situation is so bad that it is an uphill task to make a cup of tea let alone operate geysers for hot water.
According to analysts, Bilawal faces an uphill task in the next general elections with Imran Khan on the ascent and the ruling PML-N of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif clawing at support.
He accepts his part-timers face an uphill task but is eager to keep the tie alive heading into next week's return.
LAHORE -- Pakistan faces an uphill task in the quarter finals of the World Hockey league in which they will meet Olympic Champion Argentina tomorrow, Thursday at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
They know they've been giving themselves an uphill task in certain games.
Somalia is facing an uphill task to reconstruct the devastated country in the aftermath of the two-decade war inferno and the current fight against the extremist Al-Shabab group.
Summary: Lebanese champions Riyadi will face an uphill task to reach the finals of the 27th edition of the Arab Club Championship when they meet hosts and Moroccan side AS Sale in the semifinals, which will take place Thursday (9 p.
Bruce made wholesale changes for the opening encounter against the Belgian team last week but an uncharacteristic error from goalkeeper Allan McGregor led to the Tigers facing an uphill task tonight.
Meanwhile, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is facing an uphill task of collecting Rs 599 billion in the remaining two months (May-June) of 2013-14 to meet the downward revised revenue collection target of Rs 2345 billion.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team has 123 rating points and Australia, who have 115, can dislodge the hosts if they win the series 6- 1 -- an uphill task, given that India have a strong team and home advantage.
A financial sector analyst has said that the Indian central bank governor has an uphill task.
A stoppage-time own-goal by goalkeeper Karen Bardsley saw England slip to a 3-2 defeat in Linkoping that leaves them facing an uphill task to face the knockout stages.
Brendan Nash went to Michael Hogan for 50 and, though, Ben Harmison (23no) and Darren Stevens (35no) survived the remaining 26 overs, Kent still face an uphill task to save the game.