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Origin of albatross
Examples from the Web for albatross
Note to Sting: An “albatross” in this context is more like “tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt.”Sting and Hillary Are Just Like You: How the Very Rich Play at Being Very Ordinary|Tim Teeman|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The deal reached to end the shutdown did nothing to address the albatross of unpredictability.The GOP’s Uncertainty Strategy Is Killing the Recovery|Kirsten Powers|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was tough when I was younger; it was like an albatross on my back but I just found a way to navigate it.Helen Mirren On ‘Hitchcock,’ Sexism, Queen Elizabeth II & More|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the Ryan budget could become an albatross in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff.
Age has become the albatross hanging on the neck of a generation of would-be mothers.
“No, they are not,” said Jack; and he took them out of his pockets, and laid them down in a row before the albatross.Mopsa the Fairy|Jean Ingelow
The Albatross is peculiar to the south as the gull to the north.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
Knowing that the Albatross would beat her to Sydney, the captain of the Albatross had undertaken to look up the dog.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
The crew of the Albatross performed all these different acts of duty with silence and alacrity.An Old Sailor's Yarns|Nathaniel Ames
I dreamed all that night of the man "that shot the albatross."Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis