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uphill battle

uphill battle

Date: Feb 09 2006


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“But it’s exhausting…you feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle.”

Natalie Maines, from the Dixie Chicks, talking about voicing her political opinions in public.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

something very challenging; fighting to reach a goal

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Something that is very difficult is often described as an uphill battle. If your marriage has been unhappy or unfulfilling for many years, you can say, “Our marriage has been an uphill battle for a long time.” You can also use the expression to describe the difficulty in changing someone’s behavior, as in, “I’ve been trying to get Mike to start doing his chores, but it’s been an uphill battle.”

A few years ago, Natalie Maines criticized President Bush during a concert. She stood on stage and shared her political opinions with the audience. Many people disagreed with her opinions. In the quote above, Natalie Maines is saying that being open about her political opinions and beliefs is an uphill battle because people are always challenging or criticizing her.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“It was an uphill battle to get him to admit he was wrong.”

“Arguing against the President is an uphill battle.”

“Trying to win an argument against my mom is always an uphill battle.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

hossein99 difficult struggle
by hossein99
malegal very difficult;exacting;demanding missions/tasks.
by malegal
difficult things
by xiehaibing
If our opponents stand on a hill while we locate on the foot of the hill, then those opponents have terra advantage against us in the battle. Because if one man guards the pass to climb up the hill, then thousand are unable to get through. Therefore, it is very tired to fight an uphill battle.
by Gleichniszahlenreihe
something hard to overcome
by livia81
She's trying to do something but she isn't able to achieve or do it
by Anasita
When you are facing a problem and you are in a disadvantageous situation
by linguis
A job or project that is hard to fulfil and beset with difficulties
by Richard Zhang
It means a realy hard & chalenging situation
by iman4821
I guess it means that you're doing or trying to achieve a difficult goal for long and hard time.
by husarmar

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07:35 AM Feb 15 2017 |


United States

i wnat to improve my ingles

02:01 PM Feb 09 2006 |



did any slang word winner have prize before?
I’m waiting for my prize…:(

10:34 AM Feb 09 2006 |



noquestions hear what i am doing i don’t know.

05:42 AM Feb 09 2006 |

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