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albatross around one's neck


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    albatross around one's neck ( uncountable )

    1. ( idiomatic ) Something that one is associated with that keeps one from succeeding in what they want to achieve .
      He bought the properties last year hoping to make a profit out of reselling them; however, with the economic downturn, they have now become an albatross around his neck .