saddled with someone or something

saddled with (someone or something)

Forced to deal with some burdensome person, task, responsibility, etc. The managing editor's departure left me saddled with tons of extra work. Many students find themselves without jobs and saddled with debt upon graduating from college. You shouldn't have to be saddled with the emotional baggage of another person.
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saddled with someone or something

mod. burdened with someone or something. I’ve been saddled with the children all day. Let’s go out tonight.