under the yolk

under the yolk

Under or at the mercy of an immense and oppressive force, burden, or pressure. (A common misspelling of the correct phrase, "under the yoke.") Thousands of people are estimated to have lost their lives under the yolk of the brutal dictatorship. Under the yolk of misogyny, racism, and homophobia, a gay woman of color will inevitably face an immense amount of discrimination in our society.
See also: yolk