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English definition of “saddle sb with sth”

saddle sb with sth

informal phrasal verb with saddle     /ˈsæd.l̩/ verb [T]
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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