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English definition of “be (like) a millstone around/round your neck”

be (like) a millstone around/round your neck

to be a responsibility that is difficult to bear and causes you trouble: The mortgage on his house had become a millstone around his neck.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of be (like) a millstone around/round your neck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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