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
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Summary: Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt in Glee, has spoken of how he wants his relationship with Blaine to hit a bump in the road at a later date.
"But at the same time I hope that, they've got to have some kind of bump in the road otherwise it wouldn't be a real relationship."