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Meaning of “stumbling block” - Learner’s Dictionary

stumbling block

noun [C]
 
 
a problem that makes it very difficult to do something: Lack of money has been the main stumbling block.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingDifficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
Translations of “stumbling block”
in Korean 장애물…
in Arabic حَجر عَثْرة…
in Portuguese pedra no caminho…
in Catalan entrebanc…
in Japanese 障害, 妨げ…
in Italian ostacolo, intoppo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 障礙物, 絆腳石…
in Russian камень преткновения…
in Turkish engel, mânia, zorluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 障碍物, 绊脚石…
in Polish przeszkoda…
(Definition of stumbling block from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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