Meaning of “be up against it” in the English Dictionary

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"be up against it" in British English

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be up against it

informal

to be having or likely to have serious problems or difficulties:

With seven members of the team missing, Hull are going to be up against it.
Many families are up against it, unable to afford even basic items.

(Definition of “be up against it” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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