One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Alexander was faced with one setback after another and most people would have given up’
problem, difficulty, issue, hitch, complication, upset, disappointment, misfortune, mishap, piece of bad luck, unfortunate development, reversal, reverse, reverse of fortune
blow, body blow, knock
stumbling block, hindrance, impediment, obstruction
delay, hold-up, check
informal glitch, hiccup, whammy, double whammy, kick in the teeth, knock-back, one in the eye
breakthrough, step forward
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