hit a snag

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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The agreement between Korean banking giant KB Financial Inc (NYSE: KB) and ING Group (NYSE: ING) has hit a snag over the issue of finalisation of a purchase price of the latter's Korean insurance assets.
Summary: The current negotiations on the definition of rules of origin of the products exchanged within the Arab Free Trade Zone (AFTZ) hit a snag over the determination pf 26 categories of products, an official source at Trade Ministry told APS.
The Manhattan residential sales market, which held remarkably steady in 2002 despite tumultuous economic conditions, hit a snag at the end of the year as buyers began to balk at apartment prices greater than $1.5 million.
FATHER Christmas hit a snag when he arrived at the Purple Planet play centre in Coventry to take up residence in his festive grotto - he had no chimney to climb down.
NASA's recent trial hit a snag when a parachute malfunctioned and the return vehicle hit the water at least three times as fast as intended.
Rob Jones' injury nightmare is over after he kicked a ball in anger for the first time in seven months - but his comeback plans have hit a snag.