Definition of 'millstone'
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The platinum operation has become a millstone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That pledge became a millstone around his neck after the financial crisis. The Sun (2016)That target had become a millstone for the business. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You could end up unable to remortgage and with a property that is quite a millstone around your neck. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Just because you want to get rid of a financial millstone round your neck doesn't qualify. The Sun (2006)For too long it has been a millstone round people's necks. The Sun (2013)It is a millstone around the neck of British firms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He no longer regards his father's legacy as a millstone around his neck. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At others, it can be a millstone around the neck. The Sun (2009)A husband can be a millstone around your neck. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Once your wealth rises above a particular point it can become a millstone, damaging relationships with friends and family alike. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's just hard for me to set off in life with all this debt round my neck like a millstone. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is a tough and uncompromising landscape, open country contrasting with millstone grit and the legacy of centuries of industrial exploitation. Exploring Britain's Canals (1994)As it is, it has become a millstone around the government's neck. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And winning the FA Cup last season finally got rid of the millstone hanging round their necks. The Sun (2014)
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