from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A psychological or emotional difficulty or inhibition.
- n. Informal An obstacle to smooth progress or development.
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- n. an emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition; a complex
- n. an unforeseen obstacle to progress; a hitch
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an emotional preoccupation
- n. an unforeseen obstacle
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The beginning cultures never had a sexual hang-up, and there certainly was never a phobia about touch.
I was really excited when Honey and Rafael started doing Miracles Club because I felt like dance music has such a hang-up about purity anyways – always having to look back at the lineage.
Fortunately, though, everything turned out all right because Margret, me and one careful and considered exchange of views revealed it was, '... just (my) hang-up.'
If they issued a visa connected to a diplomatic passport, it doesn't matter if there was some internal administrative Pakistani hang-up.
While juggling roles as mother/musician has its inherent obstacles "I'm committed to both," she says, Brown's major hang-up in the age of instant access and immediate feedback might involve self-promotion and what she calls the "phony" aspects of social media.
One legal hang-up could get resolved soon if state and federal officials are able to reach a multibillion-dollar agreement with five of the nation's largest banks over past foreclosure practices.
My biggest hang-up: You can't browse things by artist or song—only by lists.
That hang-up is all tied in to the Jealousy Monster, one of my great concerns in this field …
It especially bugs me that Austrians seem to have a hang-up about insisting that economics is a science when they go farther than most in asserting how unlike the natural (I would say "real") sciences like physics.
Theory B, the one favoured by England's management, is that the mother country's brood are in the grip of a psychological hang-up: a syndrome that is still best characterised as fear.