Meaning of “be (like) a millstone around your neck” in the English Dictionary

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"be (like) a millstone around your neck" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)