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suffer a setback

To experience or encounter some kind of minor delay, obstacle, impasse, or failure. The project suffered a setback when we realized the manufacturer had stopped producing the part we needed. After suffering a couple of setbacks early on, the company has finally started making consistent profits and growth.
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suffer a setback

to have a minor or temporary failure. We suffered a setback when much of our vineyard was damaged by a fungus.
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EVEN the most carefully planned weddings can suffer setbacks - so it's important to make sure you're covered if the worst happens.
The Green Bay Packers continue to suffer setbacks, as their starting running back suffered a knee injury in the first half against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. 
Khan said that Trump also seemed ignorant about the fact that the US has major interests and a substantial presence in many Muslim states - all of which could suffer setbacks if his vitriole against Muslims continues.
However, the industry's growth could still suffer setbacks from rising lodging taxes and costs associated with the Affordable Health Care Act.
According to the Mirror, Chief magistrate Howard Riddle said Shrien should return to South Africa, despite his defence team told Westminster magistrates court that he could suffer setbacks in his mental health.
The education and careers of military spouses, for example, might suffer setbacks due to periodic transfers.
The brewers said happoshu shipments continued to suffer setbacks as competition with low alcoholic drinks and other lower-priced quasi-beer beverages is intensifying.
We may experience success or we may suffer setbacks, but either way it will not be because we knew what we were doing.
The struggle between state and market for the commanding heights continues, and doubtless the cause of freedom will suffer setbacks and reverses.
He said: "The project has continued to suffer setbacks. Many of the engineering problems we have encountered could not have been known at the outset.
Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle told Westminster Magistrates' Court that the 33-year old businessman should return to the country, despite arguments by his defence team that he could suffer setbacks in his mental health if sent back now.
Brakes need the likes of Cambridge City, AFC Totton, Stourbridge and Chesham to suffer setbacks this weekend while they get a positive outcome at relegated-threatened Hemel Hempstead.
Refusing to press the panic button, however, Fletcher added: "Leagues aren't won and lost in September, and every team will suffer setbacks during the course of the season.
The federal government's program to dispose of highlyradioactive nuclear waste continues to suffer setbacks. Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must alter its standards regulating the amount of radioactivity emitted from a radioactive-waste repository (SN: 8/24/85, p.119).
"In football you suffer setbacks - like our defeat at Ilkeston - but you look to see how players react and I'm hoping for a positive reaction." Midfielder Chris Gate is suspended but Bogie is likely to have Steve Bowey on the bench after injury.