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uphill struggle

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  • an uphill struggle — if something you are trying to do is an uphill struggle, it is very difficult, often because other people are causing problems for you. Environmentalists face an uphill struggle convincing people to use their cars less. We re trying to expand our …   New idioms dictionary

  • uphill — ► ADVERB ▪ towards the top of a slope. ► ADJECTIVE 1) sloping upwards. 2) difficult: an uphill struggle. ► NOUN ▪ an upward slope …   English terms dictionary

  • uphill — [[t]ʌ̱phɪ̱l[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV after v, be ADV, ADV from n If something or someone is uphill or is moving uphill, they are near the top of a hill or are going up a slope. He had been running uphill a long way... The man was no more than ten yards… …   English dictionary

  • struggle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 fight ADJECTIVE ▪ epic, great, life and death, titanic ▪ bitter, desperate, fierce, heroic, violent …   Collocations dictionary

  • uphill — UK [ˈʌphɪl] / US adjective 1) towards the top of a slope or a hill a steep uphill climb 2) difficult to do or to achieve uphill battle/struggle/task etc: The Opposition face an uphill struggle to win back voters. Derived word: uphill UK [ˌʌpˈhɪl] …   English dictionary

  • uphill — up|hill [ ,ʌp hıl ] adjective 1. ) toward the top of a slope or hill: a steep uphill climb 2. ) difficult to do or achieve: uphill battle/struggle/task etc.: Democrats face an uphill struggle to win back voters in the south. ╾ up|hill adverb: The …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uphill — adv., adj. /up hil /; n. /up hil /, adv. 1. up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward: The soldiers marched uphill. Water does not run uphill without assistance. adj. 2. going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill… …   Universalium

  • uphill — up|hill1 [ˌʌpˈhıl] adj 1.) towards the top of a hill ≠ ↑downhill ▪ an uphill climb 2.) an uphill struggle/battle/task etc something that is very difficult to do and needs a lot of effort and determination uphill 2 uphill2 adv towards the top of a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uphill — up•hill adv., adj. [[t]ˈʌpˈhɪl[/t]] n. [[t]ˈʌpˌhɪl[/t]] adv. 1) up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward: The soldiers marched uphill[/ex] 2) going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill road[/ex] 3) at a high place …   From formal English to slang

  • uphill — adjective 1) an uphill path Syn: upward, rising, ascending, climbing Ant: downhill 2) an uphill struggle Syn: arduous, difficult, hard, tough …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • uphill — adverb towards the top of a slope. adjective 1》 sloping upwards. 2》 difficult: an uphill struggle. noun an upward slope …   English new terms dictionary

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