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English definition of “saddle sb with sth”

saddle sb with sth

informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with saddle   /ˈsæd.l̩/ us  
C2 to give someone a responsibility or problem that they do not want and that will cause them a lot of work or difficulty: The company is saddled with debt.Duty, obligation and responsibility
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