come up against
Encounter, especially an obstacle or problem. For example, I've never come up against anything I can't handle, or Dealing with Malcolm is like coming up against a brick wall.
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“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
Meanwhile, in Florida, Bush was flooded with questions about whether gay marriage could possibly come to the Sunshine State.
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
To his critics, he explained—sometimes at painful length—his reasoning against it.
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.