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.


Nearby words

  1. come to think of it,
  2. come true,
  3. come under,
  4. come unglued,
  5. come up,
  6. come up in the world,
  7. come up roses,
  8. come up to,
  9. come up with,
  10. come upon

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