albatross around your neck

Albatross around your neck
An albatross around, or round, your neck is a problem resulting from something you did that stops you from being successful.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • albatross around your neck — an albatross (around your neck) phrase someone or something that causes you a lot of problems Thesaurus: something that is difficult or unpleasant to do or deal withsynonym people who cause trouble or problemssynonym people and things that cause… …   Useful english dictionary

  • albatross around your neck — albatross around/round (your) neck literary something that you have done or are connected with that keeps causing you problems and stops you from being successful. The company that he founded in 1983 is now an albatross around his neck, making… …   New idioms dictionary

  • albatross around your neck —    An albatross around, or round, your neck is a problem resulting from something you did that stops you from being successful.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Albatross around your neck —   An albatross around, or round, your neck is a problem resulting from something you did that stops you from being successful …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • an albatross around your neck — an albatross (around your neck) phrase someone or something that causes you a lot of problems Thesaurus: something that is difficult or unpleasant to do or deal withsynonym people who cause trouble or problemssynonym people and things that cause… …   Useful english dictionary

  • albatross round your neck — albatross around/round (your) neck literary something that you have done or are connected with that keeps causing you problems and stops you from being successful. The company that he founded in 1983 is now an albatross around his neck, making… …   New idioms dictionary

  • albatross around neck — albatross around/round (your) neck literary something that you have done or are connected with that keeps causing you problems and stops you from being successful. The company that he founded in 1983 is now an albatross around his neck, making… …   New idioms dictionary

  • albatross — noun (C) 1 a very large white sea bird 2 an albatross (around your neck) something you have done that causes problems for you and prevents you from succeeding: His friendship with the gangster, Jimmy Hoffa, had become an albatross around his neck …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • albatross — al|ba|tross [ˈælbətrɔs US tro:s, tra:s] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from alcatras type of water bird (16 19 centuries), from Portuguese or Spanish alcatraz pelican , from Arabic al gattas the diver ;] [Sense: 2; Origin: from the dead… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • albatross — [[t]æ̱lbətrɒs, AM trɔːs[/t]] albatrosses 1) N COUNT An albatross is a very large white seabird. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp (disapproval) If you describe something or someone as an albatross around your neck, you mean that they cause you great… …   English dictionary


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