English version

be a drag on somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a drag on somebody/somethingbe a drag on somebody/somethingPROBLEMto make it hard for someone to make progress towards what they want Any slowdown in the economy is going to be a drag on the president’s re-election campaign. drag
Examples from the Corpus
be a drag on somebody/somethingMoreover, the excessive resort to public ownership is a drag on economic development.Maggie thinks marriage would be a drag on her career.
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