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Idiom of the week – An uphill battle

Posted by englishlessons on July 3, 2012

Definition:

very difficult; requiring a lot of effort

Examples:

Convincing her grandfather to change his habits was an uphill battle.

Campaigning against the popular politician was an uphill battle for his challenger.

Picture it:

Holding the higher ground is a key strategy in battle. It is always more difficult for the forces fighting an uphill battle to win.

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