strike against

noun

chiefly US
: something that makes someone or something less likely to be accepted, approved, successful, etc.
Her poor attendance was a strike against her.

Examples of strike against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But by waging an unprecedented strike against all three unionized automakers last year, the union won an immediate pay increase of at least 11% for its members, and pay hikes expected to total more than 30% of the four-and-half year life of the contract. Chris Isidore, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 The surge in union interest follows the UAW's strike against the Big 3 automakers last fall, which led to record contracts. Stephan Bisaha, NPR, 5 Apr. 2024 In October, just ten days after Hamas committed its massacre in Israel, much of the press — the New York Times, the AP, the BBC — fell for the group’s claim that Israel had killed hundreds of Palestinians in a strike against a Palestinian hospital. Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, 21 Mar. 2024 Again, the strike against automakers wasn't the only labor dispute in town. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 7 Feb. 2024 That will have the virtue of sparing Israelis and Palestinians alike, as Israel will have no need either to quarantine Gaza or strike against it. Dennis Ross, Foreign Affairs, 13 Mar. 2024 Haiti’s armed gangs continued to strike against the country’s critical infrastructure Sunday, launching an assault against the police academy after storming two prisons in the capital and the port the night before after having already seized control of several police substations. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 3 Mar. 2024 Clearly, there was some impact from the union’s strike against Stellantis, Ford and General Motors in September and October, but the precise figure wasn't provided. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 Dozens of people have been killed in attacks in the city since the beginning of the full-scale invasion in February 2022, including more than 40 who were killed in a single strike against a residential block in January 2023. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 1 Mar. 2024

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“Strike against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20against. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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