uphill battle

noun

: a very difficult struggle
Starting her own business has proven to be an uphill battle.

Examples of uphill battle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even before the tide turned last summer, DEI work was an uphill battle. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2024 Divided society The build-up to the vote has been an uphill battle with emotions running high. Elinda Labropoulou, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Building new habits can seem like an uphill battle. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 If that fundraising gap presented an uphill battle for Mosby, his testimony late last month during his ex-wife’s second trial may have made a mountain. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 10 Feb. 2024 Grapevine is fighting for control of the final playoff spot District 7-5A and have an uphill battle. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 Feb. 2024 The seat, soon to be left vacant by the retirement of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), set off a fierce competition among Republicans to try and win the Democratic stronghold in what will likely be an uphill battle. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 11 Jan. 2024 Britain’s efforts to expand the uptake of electric vehicles have been an uphill battle. Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 7 Feb. 2024 Even if Kennedy’s campaign faces an uphill battle on ballot access, his team and pro-Kennedy super PACs are continuing to grow his network of supporters. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Uphill battle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uphill%20battle. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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