up against[ uhp ]SEE DEFINITION OF up against
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"You will find that you are up against a hell of a frost," she would declare, brutally.
"If there's anythin' doin', I'm up against it here," he muttered to himself.
"That's what the Public are up against in this game," sneered the backer of Lucretia.
"It looks like you was up against it, all right," grinned Shorty.
And when she had propped you up against the bank, she came for me.
"I never should lay that up against you, Milly," he said kindly.
I suppose this is what motorists will be up against for six months.
I know just what I am up against and I will have adequate protection.
He pinned me up against the side of the vessel, and held me there.
You're up against the world, and you'll get no mercy from it.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UP AGAINST
- against the grain
- at cross-purposes
- at odds
- in opposition
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