Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 89
    #1

    albatross

    an albatross on your neck...

    ı understand it means a problem that stops you being successful ... but can you give me an example... can anyone make a sentences using this idiom.


    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 175
    #2

    Re: albatross

    Hi Brend,
    The expression comes from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's work, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" In maritime tradition, it is believed that when a sailor dies, his soul takes on the form of an albatross. As a result, it is considered to be bad luck to kill an albatross. In Coleridge's work, a dead albatross is hung around the neck of the mariner as a reminder of his guilt.

  1. Amigos4's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 54,871
    #3

    Re: albatross

    Quote Originally Posted by brend10 View Post
    an albatross on your neck...

    ı understand it means a problem that stops you being successful ... but can you give me an example... can anyone make a sentences using this idiom.
    How about: Because divorce was against his religion, the husband's jealous and hateful wife was an albatross around his neck that he would have to endure for a long time.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 89
    #4

    Smile Re: albatross

    [perfect... I understand very well indeed. thank you

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •