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albatross

noun [S] (PROBLEM)    /ˈæl.bə.trɒs/ US  /-trɑːs/
something or someone you want to be free from because they are causing you problems: Her own supporters see her as an albatross who could lose them the election.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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