bump in the road

bump in the road

A problem that arises and interferes with forward progress (usually only temporarily). The project hit a bump in the road when Tom suddenly resigned, but I know we'll be fine—we just need to redistribute his assignment and keep going. Oh honey, I know you're upset that you didn't get the lead in the play, but it's just a bump in the road—and you still got a great part!
See also: bump, road