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Uphill battle


Unlikely to succeed. An endeavor fated to fail. A huge challenge that probably will not be overcome.  Imagine attempting to push a boulder up a steep hill like the myth of Sisyphus . (Compare to Hard pressed.)

“Getting my wife to agree to buy a fishing boat is a real uphill battle.”

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