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run up against

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run up against

verb phrase

To meet someone or something as an opponent or obstruction: We were doing fine until we ran up against those real scumbags (1821+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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