hit a snag : Popular Idioms in English

hit a snag

To experience an unexpected problem

Everything was going smoothly with the high school production, but they hit a snag when the curtain jammed and couldn't be opened.

News & Articles

  • Tribune's possible newspaper sale hits snag
    The company's plan to start talks with potential bidders for a possible sale of its newspaper group may have hit a snag related to Tribune's ties to separate digital ventures that boost the papers' revenue, according to people familiar with the...
    June 13, 2013 - Crain's Chicago Business
  • Palo Alto says Buena Vista closure application incomplete
    A plan to shutter Buena Vista Mobile Home Park hit a snag after Palo Alto officials this month determined the application is incomplete.
    June 12, 2013 - San Jose Mercury News
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect's defense strategy could slow trial
    By Don Bolding FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - The military trial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan hit a snag on Tuesday when lawyers ordered to help him told the judge he was making requests they could not ethically satisfy. Hasan, who faces 13 charges of first-degree murder, had been expected to outline his defense line - that he was protecting the Taliban when he opened fire on ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News