hit a snag

Encounter a problem or obstacle. For example, We've hit a snag with this building project. The noun snag has been used in the sense of “a sharp or rough projection,” such as would impede passage, since the 1500s.


Nearby words

  1. histotropic,
  2. histrionic,
  3. histrionic personality disorder,
  4. histrionics,
  5. hit,
  6. hit batsman,
  7. hit below the belt,
  8. hit between the eyes,
  9. hit bottom,
  10. hit it big

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