uphill battle

Definition of uphill battle

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  upward on a hill or incline

    :  against difficulties

  1. :  rising ground :  ascent

  1. :  situated on elevated ground

    :  going up :  ascending

    :  being the higher one or part especially of a set

  1. :  battalion

    :  a combat between two persons

    :  a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft

  1. :  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

  1. :  to fortify with battlements

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a brief usually trivial fact

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