come up against
Meaning: to face a difficult situation or a difficult opponentSynonym: be confronted with, face
- come up against sth/sb In their campaign to stop the forest being logged, the locals came up against some powerful mafia-like businessmen.
- come up against sth/sb Anyone who competes in this tournament will come up against some very tough opponents.
After Harvey had come out in public as a gay man, he came up against a lot of