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hit a snag

To encounter an issue or challenge. Our plans for a relaxing night at home hit a snag when a pipe burst in the basement.
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hit a snag

Fig. to run into an unexpected problem. We've hit a snag with the building project. I stopped working on the roof when I hit a snag.
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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.
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snag

1. n. a difficulty. There’s a little snag in our plan.
2. n. an ugly (young) woman. Who’s the snag your brother is running around with?
3. and SNAG n. a Sensitive New-Age Guy. There were only snags and bimbos at the rally, so I left.
4. tv. to procure, grab, or steal something. See if you can snag a couple of good seats while I get the popcorn.

SNAG

verb
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Even if bag snagging doesn't catch on, these three will continue to keep the trees trash free.
As a result of separate investigations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission of problems with clothing snagging on playground equipment and fences, clothing manufacturers developed industry standards for drawstrings on childrens' clothing.
Snagging incidents in school buses have declined, but in 1997 a Maryland girl was dragged after a drawstring snagged, as was a Rhode Island girl in 1998 when her backpack became wedged in the handrail.
Snagging occurs when something gets wedged between the body of the bus and the lower end of the handrail or in the door itself.
Over the past ten years, an average of nine school-age children died as occupants of school buses, and 22 were killed as pedestrians struck while getting on or off the bus (including those who were killed in snagging incidents).
Many anglers, who don't like continually snagging the bottom using shot or lead ballweights, are turning to tubular depth controllers.
Bigger frogs sometimes do the same, but they more often extend their tongue fully and let it do the snagging.
REPORTS of leaky, flawed and defective homes have resulted in an explosion in the number of new home snagging companies - but new homebuyers must choose which firm to use carefully.
Ask if the inspectors are qualified and experienced - anyone can set themselves up as a snagging inspector.
A snagging inspection can pay for itself by rectifying the defects the developer is obliged to deal with.
As well as minor snagging, a room-by-room sweep of the building by surveyors revealed more serious flaws.
Dr John Gibbons, the Scottish Executive chief architect and a former Holyrood project boss, said: 'The quality of workmanship has not left a lot of outstanding snagging.
Aikin said they enticed the gator toward the shore by trolling the bait closer and closer, finally snagging him with a treble hook that had been donated to the zoo by an alligator trapper from Florida.