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  • n  (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
  • n  any load that is difficult to carry
  • n  one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain

  • The Republicans could well find that their recalcitrance and ugly misinformation are a millstone in the next election.
  • He had started becoming an excellent Senator well before his presidential millstone was lifted.
  • While Washington tries to figure out how to slash $2 trillion from the national millstone of health-care costs, Administration officials say almost a third of those savings could .
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