Today'sCallan

Today's Callan

Snag

Meaning:
a standing, partly or completely dead tree, a tree or a part of a tree that protrudes above the surface in a body of water. A snaggletooth, a break, pulls, or tears in fabric. A snag can be a small problem or disadvantage. In Australia a snag is a link sausage.
「Let’s take snags and beer for BBQ.」

Examples:
run into a snag, hit a snag, snag in the plan, strike a snag, come up against a snag

Synonym:
hitch, crimp, cropper, difficulty, disadvantage

Sentences:
There is a just one snag.

We did not realize at first how many snags there were in our plan.

The only real snag in the plan is financing.

Our plans for Patty’s surprise party hit a snag when we discovered she would be away that weekend.

Conversation 1
a: How are you doing with your homework?
b: I was doing ok, but then I hit a snag.
a: What was the problem?
b: I had left my notes at school.

Conversation 2
a: Hi there! Are you ready to go?
b: Umm, no there’s a bit of a snag.
a: What’s up?
b: I had an accident in my car last night, so it needs to be repaired.
a: Oh no, what are we going to do?

Conversation 3
a: How is your new Macbook.
b: Oh it’s great. The only snag is that some of the programs that worked on my PC don’t run on it.
a: Oh that’s a shame.

(callan book stage 7, 621p)

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