stumbling block


stum·bling block

noun \ˈstəm-bliŋ-\

: something that stops you from doing what you want to do

Full Definition of STUMBLING BLOCK

1
:  an obstacle to progress
2
:  an impediment to belief or understanding :  perplexity

Examples of STUMBLING BLOCK

  1. Lack of funds is a major stumbling block to the project.
  2. My plans hit a stumbling block.

First Known Use of STUMBLING BLOCK

1588

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