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an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding.
stumbling block
any impediment or obstacle
stumbling block
A hindrance or obstacle, as in His lack of a degree is a real stumbling block to his advancement. This term originally meant “a tree stump over which one trips.” Its figurative use dates from the early 1500s.


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