hamstrung hamstrung  /ˈhæm strəŋ/


  1. (n) one of the tendons at the back of the knee
  2. (v) make ineffective or powerless
  3. (v) cripple by cutting the hamstring


  • But according to a recent report, unless we overhaul the way we train our talent, tomorrow's workforce will be hamstrung by the same problems plaguing today's.


  • ADEQ moving forward with new air testing law despite concerns

    LITTLE ROCK — The director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says a new state law will put the state’s air quality regulations at odds with federal law and the consequences could be painful to state economic development. Business and industry representatives disagree, arguing there is already an over-reliance on the use of the air modeling test and the process has hamstrung ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Arkansas News Bureau


  1. "I morally have an issue with people going against those companies that are hamstrung," Dimon said today at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association meeting in New York. "It's wrong to say, 'Let's go hire the best people.'...
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Jamie Dimon Source: Bloomberg

  2. ...opposition lawmaker who supported the reforms, Alan Griffin, said Parliament's decision to tackle the issue of therapeutic cloning was better than "the blinkered American approach where federally funded research is limited and hamstrung...
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Alan Griffin Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. But Zola remains the man the players want to lead West Ham out of danger and Green said: "He's a great man and a great manager and you could see on Saturday it's not through want of trying. He's been hamstrung with selection problems and players...
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Robert Green Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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