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bear a millstone (around (one's) neck)
To be forced to deal with some particularly difficult burden or hindrance. I never should have bought that apartment. Having to pay a second mortgage in this economy has been like bearing a millstone around my neck. You've borne this millstone for too long. It's time you forgave yourself for what happened.
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