"hit a snag"
to encounter a problem or obstacle
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Well, are we going to be able to ship the first 100,000 units by the end of the month?
Colleague 2: I'm not sure.
Colleague 1: Why is that?
Colleague 2: We've hit a bit of a snag in production.
Colleague 1: What's going on?
Colleague 2: Part A and Part B are one millimeter out of alignment.
Colleague 1: That is a bit of a snag. I hope you can fix it.
Two students are talking ...
Student 1: How's your research paper coming along?
Student 2: Pretty good but I keep hitting snags.
Student 1: How so?
Student 2: It seems that the subject I chose is a popular one. Whenever I get to an important part of the paper and need a certain book from the library, the book has been checked out by someone else.
Student 1: That must be frustrating.
Hitting a snag can cause some serious delays to your project.
1) In the current IMF forecasts, they are claiming we will hit a snag in raising money from international markets unless we preserve the credit rating.
2) I only got a few screens in, when I hit a snag. A dialogue asked, Where do you want to install Windows?
3) As we were outlining our pitch for The Rink, we hit a snag with the story engine and exactly what our show was about.
4) When government engineers arrived in Ms Taylor's neighbourhood, their plan hit a snag: the Mexican border follows the meandering Rio Grande in this area.
5) However, they have already hit a snag -- they can't agree on a name.
6) The deal has hit a snag, with the two clubs apparently unable to agree a fee for the player.
7) But their publishing ambitions hit a snag this week with news that Amazon in Italy had withdrawn the book from sale.
8) I always go for the random research option, too, whenever I hit a snag or can not think of the next step.
9) However, you might hit a snag when you reach the cooking stage when you realize you do not have the appropriate pan.
10) But like many people before us, we hit a snag on the long and winding road to immigration.
11) He gets through the initial questions fine until they hit a snag about his lack of postsecondary education.
12) Even if you are married and your relationship has hit a snag, you may have concluded that it is time to make some relationship decisions.
13) Unfortunately, negotiations hit a snag and no deal could get worked out before Sherak's exit.
14) But if your efforts hit a snag, find a professional marriage counselor to help you.
15) Roy's determined comeback from medical retirement hit a snag nine games into the season when he underwent right knee surgery.
16) Okay, so I'm writing. And I hit a snag. So I sit there and stare at my computer screen.
17) Last Friday, the consumer class action against Groupon hit a snag when the court rejected a proposed $8.5 million class action settlement.
18) There's even a dedicated help page in case you hit a snag.
19) His first effort to enter national politics in 1944 hit a snag when he failed in his bid to capture the South St. Elizabeth constituency seat.
20) Unfortunately, the young Jamaican team hit a snag at the last hurdle and failed to qualify for the Under-17 World Cup finals.