work against (someone)

phrasal verb
worked against (someone); working against (someone); works against (someone)

Definition of work against (someone)

: to contribute to a negative result for someone : make something less likely to happen for someone Her lack of experience worked against her in the election.

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“Work against (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20against%20%28someone%29. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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