Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

cross the hurdle

cross the hurdle
1) to deal with something effectively, overcome
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    • we have to/need to/successfully cross the hurdle
  • Analysis

    A hurdle is an obstacle or frame that a person or horse is required to jump over during a race. To cross a hurdle means to overcome an obstacle or a setback.

  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. We had many obstacles in our way during this software release so well done to all of you who crossed all the hurdles to get us to our launch date.
    2. I understand that you and Vincent don't get along, but you'll have to cross that hurdle and find a way to work together.
    3. I anticipate some legal issues with some of the source material we are using, but we'll cross that hurdle when we come to it.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Well written supporting essays can help you cross the hurdle to be accepted into a prestigious university.
    2. It is so difficult to be able to afford to buy a car, but I have put a savings plan in place to help me cross the hurdle.
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