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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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Fourteen bouts took place at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, with four out of five Filipino fighters suffering setbacks on home soil.
Summary: The Egyptian government has been working hard to heal the economy after suffering setbacks for several years.
Summary: Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan], May 23 (ANI): China accused the United States of resorting to "typical economic bullying" with regard to the latest crackdown on Huawei, which has led to the Chinese telecom giant suffering setbacks in major economies like Japan.
"If we keep suffering setbacks and results like that moving forward, I am not going to be here.
Suffering setbacks time and again, Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) Karachi president Dr Asim Hussain's name was finally removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) after Supreme Court of Pakistan on August 29 granted him permission to travel abroad for a month to undergo medical treatment while hearing his plea.
SKY BLUES forward Jodi Jones has urged young aspiring footballers to "not give up" in their pursuit of gaining a professional contract, despite suffering setbacks.
Influential centre-back Huth, who has not played a league game for a year after suffering setbacks while recovering from a long-term knee injury, is at least closing in on a comeback.
"But we have done really well this season and shown time and time again that we are capable of turning in performances after suffering setbacks.
CHESHIRE drugs giant AstraZeneca has warned profits would be at the lower end of its expectations after suffering setbacks in its efforts to produce new blockbuster treatments.
DRUGS giant AstraZeneca has warned that profits would be at the lower end of its expectations after suffering setbacks in its efforts to produce new blockbuster treatments.
DRUGS giant AstraZeneca warned profits would be at the lower end of its expectations after suffering setbacks in its efforts to produce new blockbuster treatments.
However, the injury gloom continues elsewhere with both Willo Flood and Justin Hoyte suffering setbacks in their rehab.
The firm plans to increase gold production after suffering setbacks during the third quarter.
Councillor Jim Foreman, lead member for children and young people, said: "At a time when Building Schools for the Future projects across the country are suffering setbacks, we are determined to press ahead with our programme, which is continuing unaffected.
Terry Butcher believes lapses in focus have cost Caley Thistle in the First Division promotion race.The manager said: "We've been up and down, often suffering setbacks after a good result.