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burden Idioms & Phrases


Beast of burden

  • noun an animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work
    jument.
WordNet
  • an animal employed in carrying burdens.
Webster 1913

Burden of proof

  • noun the duty of proving a disputed charge
WordNet
  • L. onus probandi (Law), the duty of proving a particular position in a court of law, a failure in the performance of which duty calls for judgment against the party on whom the duty is imposed.
Webster 1913

white man's burden

  • noun the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
WordNet

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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