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a millstone round/around somebody’s neck

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha millstone round/around somebody’s necka millstone round/around somebody’s neckPROBLEMsomething that causes a lot of problems for someone, and that they cannot get rid of Inflation is still a millstone round the neck of British businesses. millstone
Examples from the Corpus
a millstone round/around somebody’s neckThis particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.
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