By the end, he was just a scared and broken man with a suicide vest—hobbling on a crutch, looking for a way out.
Too many chefs have become heavy-handed with the infusion, using it more as a crutch than an accessory.
Although I do love, I think that sometimes swearing is a crutch that can be leaned on rather than used for emphasis.
I never wanted to be one of those dudes that used his childhood as a crutch, so I kind of forgot most of it.
In fact, Britney Jean is least enjoyable when Spears, on occasion, reverts to the Auto-Tune crutch.
A crutch stood at her side, but there was no wheeled-chair to be seen.
Doctor said I was a brave girl, so you needn't brag, for you'll have to go on a crutch for a while.
And the patriarch came, walking nimbly needing neither guide nor crutch.
He knocked a stone aside with the end of his crutch, and groaned.
When I came again to myself the monster had pulled himself together, his crutch under his arm, his hat upon his head.
Old English crycce "crutch, staff," from Proto-Germanic *krukjo (cf. Old Saxon krukka, Middle Dutch crucke, Old High German krucka, German Kröcke "crutch," related to Old Norse krokr "hook;" see crook). Figurative sense is first recorded c.1600. As a verb, from 1640s. Italian gruccia "crutch," crocco "hook" are Germanic loan-words.
A staff or support used by a physically injured or disabled individual as an aid in walking, usually designed to fit under the armpit and often used in pairs.