Definition of put a spoke in someone's wheel in English:

put a spoke in someone's wheel

phrase

British
  • Prevent someone from carrying out a plan.

    • ‘And here's a comment from a LibDem voter: ‘I always thought he was a good MP but you have put a spoke in his wheel.’’
    • ‘He said: ‘There has been a bit of needle between the tracks in the past and I would love to put a spoke in their wheel.’’
    • ‘His position as deputy manager of a State tobacco company might have put a spoke in the judge's wheel, thwarting his plan to proceed in accordance with the law.’
    • ‘‘Not only that they didn't help me, but put a spoke in my wheel,’ Riza says.’