an uphill battle | struggle | task
This page is about the idiom an uphill battle | struggle | task
If doing something is an uphill battle, an uphill struggle or an uphill task, it is difficult to do because of obstacles such as opposition from other people.
- Getting a permit to open a bar is an uphill battle - unless you know someone on the council, that is.
- Looking for a job when you're in your 60's is an uphill task these days. Most companies want youth, not experience.
"An uphill fight" and "an uphill job" are also used to mean the same thing, but they are less common.
Getting the drug rehabilitation centre built will be an uphill battle because
Contributor: Matt Errey