dead weight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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dead weightnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
the ​heaviness of a ​person or ​object that cannot or does not ​move by itself: She may be ​small but, when I have to ​carry her ​upstairs after she's ​fallenasleep, she's a ​deadweight (US also she is ​deadweight).
(Definition of dead weight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dead weight”
in Chinese (Simplified) 难以搬动的重物, 沉重的人(或物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 難以搬動的重物, 沉重的人(或物)…
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