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

be (like) a millstone around your neck

( UK also be (like) a millstone 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.
(Definition of be (like) a millstone around your neck from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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