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    upward battle

    What's the meaning of "upward battle"?

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    Re: upward battle

    Quote Originally Posted by mogu View Post
    What's the meaning of "upward battle"?
    What is the context? It doesn't mean anything without context.

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    Re: upward battle

    For instance, there is the expression in the linked article.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilt...ptsd-1.2492097

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    Re: upward battle

    Quote Originally Posted by mogu View Post
    For instance, there is the expression in the linked article.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilt...ptsd-1.2492097
    They are using it to mean "very difficult. I don't find it very natural, however; "an uphill struggle" is more usual.
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    Re: upward battle

    Thank you very much. I appreciate your help.

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    Re: upward battle

    Quote Originally Posted by mogu View Post
    Thank you very much. I appreciate your help.
    "Uphill battle" is also OK.

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    Re: upward battle

    Thank you, MikeNewYork. I found "an uphill battle/struggle/fight" in my dictionary but no "upward battle." Is it so unusual?

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    Re: upward battle

    Quote Originally Posted by mogu View Post
    Thank you, MikeNewYork. I found "an uphill battle/struggle/fight" in my dictionary but no "upward battle." Is it so unusual?
    Yes, it is unusual.

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