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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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He is expected to rise to prominence in the jihadist movement and is being closely watched as the rival Islamic State organization suffers setbacks in the Middle East, the Washington post reported on Wednesday.
Egyptian tourism suffers setbacks to a fragile recovery
Reuters -- Swiss-listed Orascom expects to post a full-year net loss, as Egyptian tourism suffers setbacks to a fragile recovery from three years of political upheaval, the operator of tourist resorts and real estate projects in Egypt and Europe warned on Wednesday.
"Retail business is being influenced by continuing softness in the economy, coupled with some reluctance by consumers to spend discretionary sums as their wealth suffers setbacks along with the bearish stock market.