One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was born with a significant visual handicap’
2‘this legislation is a handicap to the competitiveness of the industry’
impediment, hindrance, obstacle, barrier, bar, encumbrance
disadvantage, drawback, stumbling block, difficulty, shortcoming, obstruction, limitation, constraint, straitjacket, restriction, check, block, curb
ball and chain, albatross, millstone round someone's neck
1‘delivery of services has been handicapped by inadequate investment’
hamper, impede, hinder, impair, disadvantage, put at a disadvantage, hamstring, curtail
restrict, check, obstruct, block, curb, bridle, hold back, constrain, limit, encumber
North American informal bork
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