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Slang

up against it

This page is about the slang term up against it

Meaning

facing a personal or financial crisis

For example

  • Kevin is really up against it now that he's lost his job. He can't afford his house or car payments, and he's maxed out his credit cards.

  • The company is up against it now. Their sales have been falling, their costs have been rising, and now their workers are going on strike for higher pay.

Quick Quiz

Kyle has been up against it ever since

a. his business went bankrupt

b. he ate too much curry

c. his company's sales more than doubled

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey