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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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The rapid collapse of the Antipodes Island wandering albatross population means we need urgent international action to prevent this magnificent species sliding into extinction.
And the 31-year-old's second albatross of his European Tour career was almost made even more remarkable when he came within inches of finding the cup for a hole in one on the following hole.
The unlimited symbolic possibilities of the albatross testify not only to the richness of the symbol but the flexibility of its contextual variety.
With albatross listed as one of the world's most threatened seabird groups (17 of the 22 species are endangered or threatened), analysis of their diet can inform conservation and management strategies as well as provide an insight into the status of the broader marine ecosystem.
Her albatross was chalked up in the second round of the three-day North of England Under-14 Open.
An adult Light-mantled Albatross was found in 29 April 2014 at 08:45 min, at Vilatur beach (22[degrees] 56' S; 42[degrees] 26' O), municipality of Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro.
In light of the genomic similarity of these 2 viruses, we suggest that the species name Albatross Island virus encompass both isolates, ABIV and HIGV, thereby representing the name of the original 1983 isolate and the location where both viruses were isolated.
Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA APHIS) to capture and relocate albatross adults to protected nesting areas near Kilauea Point on the north shore of Kauai.
AN albatross from Tommy Fleetwood and a hole-in-one from Miguel Angel Jimenez lit up the third round of the BMW PGA Championship.
A committed environmentalist, Charles had a long-standing concern about the albatross.
Avocet, Albatross, Anhinga, all awestruck at Adelie's amazing aptitude.
The display, at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park, also featured albatross from the southern ocean.
sandersi (top) would have dwarfed modern-day fliers, including the California condor (bottom left) and the wandering albatross (right).
Albatross Archive triumphed in the final of Cardiff's The Big Gig.
Coetzee finished with three consecutive birdies to take a one-shot lead with an eight-under 64 despite a sensational albatross shot by English ace Steve Webster on his very first hole.