Stumbling block

Do you know the English expression “stumbling block“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Emma: I heard you started your own business. Was it difficult?

Julie: There were a few stumbling blocks along the way, but it wasn’t so difficult.

Does it mean:

a) a large block on the road

b) an obstacle preventing progress

c) fall over

d) a person who tries to stop you

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) an obstacle preventing progress