Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) an obstacle that prevents movement or access
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a barrier to success, barrier to trying something
This noun is an object or obstacle which impedes you reaching a destination or achieving a goal. A barrier could be physical like a fence or wall that prevents you from entering somewhere. Barriers can also be figurative such as ‘a barrier to education’ or ‘a barrier to recovery.’ This can be used in professional and social contexts and similar meaning phrases include ‘an obstacle’ or ‘a restriction.’
Social Examples (Basic)
Poor command of the English language can bea barrier to successfor many people.
Thefarmer erected a barrier to keep the foxes away from the chickens.
Your excessive drinking is a barrier to recovery. If you don't cut down on alcohol, you'll never get better.
Professional Examples (Basic)
We should avoid features in a product thatmay be perceived as a barrierto try it.
Most of the time, thecost of a product is a barrierto people trying it.
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