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    #1

    liability

    "In general terms, people who are not well should not be driving," he said. "But if you are hypomanic, it's a liability."

    hi,
    what does the underlined word mean in this context, please? I couldn't find a good explanation on the dictionary.
    thanks.

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    Re: liability

    "In general terms, people who are not well should not be driving," he said. (He is making a general statement that it's better for someone who is ill to not drive)

    "But if you are hypomanic, it's a liability." (But if you suffer from this illness, driving can be really dangerous and really risky for you and for others)


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    Re: liability

    It is something that causes you a lot of trouble - ie, if you are hypomanic and drive, you will be very unlikely to control the vehicle safely and will very likely cause an accident.

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