Definition of a bump in the road in English:

a bump in the road

phrase

informal
  • A problem or setback:

    ‘their relationship has hit another bump in the road’
    • ‘This is just a bump in the road for the company, but likely one they did not expect.’
    • ‘Does this president consider failure to pay over $100,000 in taxes a bump in the road?’
    • ‘Maybe this is nothing more than a bump in the road, a mere blip on the sports radar.’
    • ‘It is not implausible now to see Modernism, for example, as a bump in the road rather than a major alternative tradition.’
    • ‘Having to stare at an image for long moments simply in order to decipher what is being shown tends to place a bump in the road of the story.’
    • ‘This row now is just a bump in the road.’
    • ‘Call it a pause or a hiatus or a bump in the road or a dead end.’
    • ‘But it was just a bump in the road for Lewis.’
    • ‘A film like this doesn't have the luxury of having money thrown at it every time it encounters a bump in the road.’
    • ‘Senior administration officials insist the split within the party is just a bump in the road.’