have two strikes against one

have two strikes against one
have things working against one, be in a difficult situation

He already has two strikes against him and it will be very difficult for him to get the job.


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  • have\ two\ strikes\ against\ one — • have two strikes against one • have two strikes on one v. phr. informal To have things working against you; be hindered in several ways; be in a difficult situation; be unlikely to succeed. Children from the poorest parts of a city often have… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have two strikes against one — or[have two strikes on one] {v. phr.}, {informal} To have things working against you; be hindered in several ways; be in a difficult situation; be unlikely to succeed. * /Children from the poorest parts of a city often have two strikes against… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have two strikes against one — or[have two strikes on one] {v. phr.}, {informal} To have things working against you; be hindered in several ways; be in a difficult situation; be unlikely to succeed. * /Children from the poorest parts of a city often have two strikes against… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have two strikes against one — idi to be at a critical disadvantage: Without a job or a bank account, I ll have two strikes against me[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • have\ two\ strikes\ on\ one — • have two strikes against one • have two strikes on one v. phr. informal To have things working against you; be hindered in several ways; be in a difficult situation; be unlikely to succeed. Children from the poorest parts of a city often have… …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • two — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA or BETWEEN TWO FIRES, TWO CENTS, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, CUT BOTH WAYS or CUT TWO WAYS, HAVE TWO STRIKES AGAINST ONE, IN TWO, KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT, PUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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