Meaning of ALBATROSS AROUND ONE'S NECK in English

ALBATROSS AROUND ONE'S NECK

n. phr. , literary Guilt, the haunting past, an unforgettable problem. Even though it was an accident, John's father's death has been an albatross around John's neck.

Compare: MONKEY ON ONE'S BACK.

American idioms English vocabulary.      Английский словарь американских идиом.