Encounter a problem or obstacle. For example, We’ve hit a snag with this building project. The noun snag has been used in the sense of “a sharp or rough projection,” such as would impede passage, since the 1500s.
noun, Baseball. 1. a batter who, having been struck by a pitch, is awarded first base.
- Hit below the belt
To say something that is often too personal, usually irrelevant, and always unfair: “To remind reformed alcoholics of their drinking problem is to hit below the belt.” The expression comes from boxing, in which it is illegal to hit an opponent below the belt. see: below the belt
- Hit between the eyes
Make someone suddenly aware of something, have a sudden impact on. For example, News of their divorce hit me right between the eyes. [ ; early 1900s ]
- Hit by a mack truck
adjective phrase Astonished; stunned; bowled over: What’s up? You look like you been hit by a Mack truck [1940s+; Mack is a trademark make of truck]