a millstone round (one's) neck(redirected from a millstone round our necks)
a millstone round (one's) neck
An extremely difficult or disadvantageous burden or hindrance. I wish I hadn't bought that house—the mortgage has been nothing but a millstone round my neck. Given the man's laundry list of scandals, he's proving to be quite a millstone round the candidate's neck. Supply-chain problems can be a real millstone round your neck when you work in the manufacturing sector.
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a millstone round your necka very severe impediment or disadvantage.
A millstone was a large circular stone used to grind corn. The phrase alludes to a method of executing people by throwing them into deep water with a heavy stone attached to them, a fate believed to have been suffered by several early Christian martyrs.
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- a millstone about (one's) neck
- millstone about neck
- millstone around one's neck
- a millstone around (one's) neck
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- bear a millstone (around (one's) neck)
- carry a millstone (around (one's) neck)
- millstone (around one's neck), to bear/carry a