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Synonyms for albatross

an albatross around your neck

Synonyms for albatross

(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps

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That was about as good as you can play a hole of golf," world number 54 Fleetwood said of his first albatross.
As well as the recording time with Charlie Francis at Music Box Studios, Albatross Archive will also record a session for Nation Radio, and appear at Cardiff's Hub Festival in August.
The two bedroom Albatross is a compact yet surprisingly spacious home.
ebster's albatross was the second of the season on the European Tour after Dutchman Joost Luiten produced one at the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban earlier this month, although this was the first time at this level that anyone had shot an albatross on his opening hole, the report added.
Webster holed his second shot to the par-five tenth at Doha Golf Club from 254 yards yesterday, recording the second albatross of his career with the same club and the second on the European Tour in the space of three weeks.
Webster, who used the same five-wood for an albatross in the Italian Open in 2011, said: "I played great after that.
He wondered how albatross could soar in any direction they chose.
Like many seabirds, the albatross has a penchant for diving at the strings of baited hooks deployed off fishing vessels, hoping for free food.
THE Albatross Tour India has emerged as a great opportunity for juniors to play competitive golf and what makes the tour different is that it is run entirely by their parents.
At first it's quite beautiful, and then the tiny assortment of feather, beak and bottle caps arranges itself into a portrait of an albatross, guts taxidermied with plastic, and fascination is soon replaced with confusion and sorrow.
The Englishman closed with a final round 64 at the KLM Open which lifted him to seven-under for the tournament with a rare albatross two at the 499-yard 18th.
Billy Campbell basked in the glory of his first-ever albatross - only to be upstaged by son Jack who managed an incredible hole in one just two days later.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature currently lists 17 of 22 species of albatross as Vulnerable, Endangered, or Critically Endangered.