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hit a snag

To encounter an issue, drawback, 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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If it's snaggy I use 20-pound braid on an Abu Garcia Silver Max with a flippin' switch," he says.
Float rigs are ideal for working baits over snaggy bottoms.
It's important that the lure not move too fast, and that it hovers just above the bottom, which at places can be snaggy due to sunken debris.
A Water Gremlin Bull Shot, Rubbercor, or Pinch Grip sinker is set on the line 6 to 18 inches above the hook, depending on how much snaggy wood is in the area.
Fish around docks, bridges, reefs or snaggy ditches, and you stand a chance of tearing up your fly line, particularly when a good fish decides it wants to separate company.
On sand or other areas where the bottom isn't snaggy, Skarlis may drag a 1/4- to 3/8-ounce jig tipped with a minnow.
A third weight option, ideal for snaggy beaches, is a lead weight with flexible copper legs.
The squared-off bill and rolling action of those lures helps them run through surprisingly snaggy woodcover.
A fine option in snaggy cover is the banana-shaped Lindy No-Snagg Sinker.
If the bottom becomes too snaggy due to rock, try slipfloat rigs.
Most of my biggest flatheads haven't come from logjams or traditional snaggy flathead spots," Preston says.
A float-rigged wacky worm is ideal for working over the top of weeds, bottom-hugging timber, broken rock, and other snaggy cover.