hit a stone wall

hit a stone wall

To come up against an immovable or insurmountable difficulty or obstacle. Our project was going well, but we hit a stone wall when our funding was suddenly cut.
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Shaun Maguire, 26, and Michael Sanderson, 24, of North Shields, died on October 23 last year after their car span out of control on the B6300 near Meadow-field, County Durham, and hit a stone wall.
A MIDDLESBROUGH man has suffered serious injuries after the motorbike he was riding left the road and he hit a stone wall.
A red Honda CBR motorcycle and a white Honda CBR were travelling in tandem from Helmsley to Stokesley when the red bike left the road on a left-hand bend causing the rider to hit a stone wall.