millstone

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millstone ‎(plural millstones)

  1. A large round stone used for grinding grain.
  2. (geology) A coarse-grained sandstone used for making such stones; millstone grit
  3. (figuratively) A heavy responsibility that is difficult to bear.
    Paying the mortgage every month is a millstone round their necks.

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