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    throw obstacles in the way

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The base parsimony of his uncle had thrown many obstacles in the way of his educationů.

    throw obstacles in the way = stand in the way

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Exclamation Re: throw obstacles in the way

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The base parsimony of his uncle had thrown many obstacles in the way of his educationů.

    throw obstacles in the way = stand in the way

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    I think, you are perfectly right.

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    Re: throw obstacles in the way

    Hey I came across these:

    throw obstacles at sb
    throw obstacles before sb

    Do they differ much?

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    Re: throw obstacles in the way

    I'm not a teacher.

    In my humble opinion they are alike.

    V.

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