a lot to contend with

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a lot to contend with

:many problems to deal with
  • He's had a lot to contend with recently.

Word by Word Definitions

lot play
  1. : an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance

  2. : the use of lots as a means of deciding something

  3. : the resulting choice

  1. : allot, apportion

  2. : to form or divide into lots

  1. : a nephew of Abraham who according to the account in Genesis escaped from the doomed city of Sodom with his wife who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back

contend play
  1. : to strive or vie in contest or rivalry or against difficulties : struggle

  2. : to strive in debate : argue

  3. : maintain, assert


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