Definition of uphill battle
- Starting her own business has proven to be an uphill battle.
: upward on a hill or incline
: against difficulties
: rising ground : ascent
: situated on elevated ground
: going up : ascending
: being the higher one or part especially of a set
: a combat between two persons
: a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft
: to engage in combat between individuals or armed forces : to engage in battle : fight
: to contend with full strength, vigor, skill, or resources : struggle
: to fight or struggle against
: to fortify with battlements
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