Definition of 'albatross'
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It hit the green and disappeared into the hole for an albatross. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Or is it just a giant albatross around my neck? Christianity Today (2000)Just the one albatross around your neck? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Penguins skip from wave to wave while wandering albatross carve graceful paths across the foaming peaks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Is the wingspan of the wandering albatross really as impossibly wide as that bottom plank? Times, Sunday Times (2012)It will stay with me for the rest of my life and be an albatross around my neck. The Sun (2013)It's not an albatross around my neck. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The first time a wandering albatross glides into view and regards the ship with its soft brown eyes is the stuff of dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2007)WHO needs an albatross around the neck? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Any woman who gets obsessed with such things is an albatross around the neck of true women's liberation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They marvelled at wandering albatross. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)Instead of carrying the nation's hopes, he has an albatross around his neck. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Wandering albatross: my bird. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For those who study the science of aerodynamics the albatross has long been a, well, albatross around the neck. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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