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hold all the aces

Meaning: be in a winning position.

Example: Agriculture-wise, the Green Revolution holds all the aces. Read more ➺

pros and cons

Meaning: good points and bad points.

Example: There are pros and cons to having children. Read more ➺

turn against

Meaning: to change from supporting something to opposing it

Example: A section of his supporters turned against him when they heard his latest speech on immigration. Read more ➺

against the grain

Meaning: a difficult path to be followed

Example: It is against the grain for me to tackle dishonest people. Read more ➺

back against the wall

Meaning: to be in a tough situation with limited options

Example: The company has its back against the wall and if the employees do not help out now, it will be bankrupt soon. Read more ➺

bang head against wall

Meaning: to be frustrated in your efforts to change something or make something happen

Example: Trying to keep this place clean and tidy is like hitting my head against a brick wall. Read more ➺

race against time

Meaning: effort to do something as soon as possible

Example: The completion of this project was honestly a race against time. The client needed to have filed the documents in the court by today at any cost. Read more ➺

a house divided against itself cannot stand

Meaning: things will work out when there is unity amongst those people that are involved in the task

Example: The workers will need to form a union because a house divided against itself cannot stand. Read more ➺

against the clock

Meaning: in a great hurry to finish something before a particular time

Example: The team was working against the clock to finish the project on time. Read more ➺