Opposition to the road and a lack of cash have held up progress.

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Opposition to the road and a lack of cash have held up progress.

One more example (from the grammar book I'm using) which I can't understand. What progress is being talked about? And on the whole, what it is all about? A shop? Or something else? What do you think of it?








 

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https://forum.wordreference.com/thr...a-lack-of-cash-have-held-up-progress.3143290/

People's opposition to the construction of the road and a lack of cash have held up the progress of the construction work, which needs money.

Your explanation has somewhat enlightened me! The funny thing about it is, I was thinking of the word "opposition" in a wrong way (as if it meant "opposite the road"; the first meaning of "opposite" http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/opposite_1). Thanks. The sentence now, at least, means something!
 
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