A person or a thing you feel like a burden and you always want to avoid and get rid of, something bad you did and want to avoid discussing or someone else recall it again


  • It has been said that in the end of the 18th century, a poet named Samuel Taylor Coleridge mentioned an incident in his poem, ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. He relates in his poem that once a young sailor killed an albatross, (seabird) with his gun. It was not considered lucky to kill it so after this, several bad things happened to ship. The troop of ship blamed the young sailor for his mistake and hanged that dead albatross around his neck to punish him.

Whenever I go out with my friends, James gets ready to accompany me, it’s like having albatross around my neck, but I am unable to get rid of him as he is my cousin.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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Albatros um den Hals

albatros alrededor de tu cuello

albatros autour du cou

목 주위의 알바트 로스

Альбатрос на шее

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