Beast of burden
noun an animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work
- an animal employed in carrying burdens.
Burden of proof
noun the duty of proving a disputed charge
- 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.
white man's burden
noun the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
Sharpen your Skills with the Masters
"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!