stumbling block

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noun stum·bling block \ˈstəm-bliŋ-\

Definition of stumbling block

  1. 1 :  an obstacle to progress

  2. 2 :  an impediment to belief or understanding :  perplexity

Examples of stumbling block in a Sentence

  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


STUMBLING BLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

stumbling block

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Definition of stumbling block for English Language Learners

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



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