set back (1)
Meaning: to make something happen more slowly, or at a later time, than it would haveSynonym: delay
- set back sth A change of government would set back the process of health reform.
- set sth back He's had another small stroke, and this will set his recovery back a bit, I'm afraid.
- be set back by sth The building's completion date was set back a few weeks by the floods.
The country's economic recovery has been set back a few months because of