stumbling block

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Probably originally from Romans 14:13 or 1 Corinthians 8:9 in the King James Version of the Bible, translating Koine Greek πρόσκομμα (próskomma):

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stumbling block (plural stumbling blocks)

  1. (idiomatic) A hindrance, obstacle or impediment.
    Idioms are a common stumbling block for learners of a language.

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