Cliche of the Week 33 – Uphill Battle

February 20, 2011 at 10:52 pm 2 comments

Compelling stories are made from mighty struggles: a team facing overwhelming odds; an individual climbing a mountain of grief; a company challenging an economic storm.

“Many analysts have said LG will face an uphill battle in the tablet market, given the flood of devices being introduced this year.” (Wall Street Journal Asia, February 16)

“They also have eight children, which has meant an uphill battle for them to convince anyone to lease them somewhere to live.” (Manly Daily, February 16)

Uphill battle” makes its mark around 750 times a week in mainstream media.

Cycling: “Even if fully fit, Romero will face an uphill battle to win a place in the British team.” (The Guardian, February 15)

Soccer: “Hamilton may be bottom of the SPL and facing an uphill battle, but Andy Graham is loving every minute of it.” (Daily Express, February 12)

Basketball: “It was always going to be an uphill battle for the Huskies, who had only 12 field goals on the night.” (Chicago Daily Herald, February 12)

Cricket: “Wests face an uphill battle to save their first innings following the opening day of play in a two-day fixture at the weekend.” (Gympie Times, February 15)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays.


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Cliche of the Week 32 – Fighting for Life Cliche of the Week 34 – Eye-popping

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sarah toa  |  February 21, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Yeah, cycling up hill sucks … but a battle on the way? Hard core dude!

  • 2. HaleyWhitehall  |  February 21, 2011 at 1:30 am

    A weekly cliche is a great idea! I look forward to reading more.


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