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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeadweightdead‧weight, dead weight /ˈdedweɪt/ noun [singular]  1 something that is very heavy and difficult to carry2 someone or something that prevents you from making progress or being successful
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deadweightAlmost every staffroom in the land will rejoice again tomorrow at the final lifting of a deadweight on morale and hope.He's told me what a deadweight you were to him.
From Longman Business Dictionarydeadweightdead‧weight /ˈdedweɪt/ adjectiveTRANSPORT deadweight tons or tonnes are a measure of a ship’s weight when it is emptyThe maximum size vessel that can use the Panama Canal is a ship of about 65,000 deadweight tons.
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