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    #1

    up against

    Dear experts,

    What means 'up against' in the following sentence:

    'We're up against some good brains'

    Thank you


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    #2

    Re: up against

    We are being challenged by OR opposed by OR confronted by people with good brains.

    Which it means will be shown by the context.

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    #3

    Re: up against

    Competing with . . .

    competing against . . .

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