under the weight of sth

under the weight of sth
suffering problems or difficulties caused by something: »

The American economy is slowing down under the weight of higher interest rates.

Main Entry: weight

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • groan under the weight of something — groan under the weight of sth idiom (formal) used to say that there is too much of sth Main entry: ↑groanidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • weight — weight1 W2S1 [weıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount somebody/something weighs)¦ 2¦(how fat)¦ 3¦(heaviness)¦ 4¦(heavy thing)¦ 5¦(worry)¦ 6¦(importance)¦ 7¦(amount)¦ 8¦(for measuring quantities)¦ 9¦(for sport)¦ 10 throw your wei …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weight — Either gross weight, net weight, or tare weight. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. weight weight 1 [weɪt] noun [countable, uncountable] how heavy something is, measured using a particular system: • The weight of the new …   Financial and business terms

  • weight — noun 1 amount sth weighs ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, immense ▪ light ▪ extra ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • weight — 1 /weIt/ noun 1 WHAT SB/STH WEIGHS (C, U) how heavy something is when measured by a particular system: The average weight of a baby at birth is just over seven pounds. 2 HOW FAT (U) how heavy and especially how fat someone is: A lot of teenage… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tip the scales — phrasal or tip the scale 1. : to register weight on a scale or balance tips the scales at 210 pounds Current Biography 2. : to shift the balance of fortune, influence, or power a blind world in which building and destroying successively …   Useful english dictionary

  • sink — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bathroom (esp. AmE), kitchen ▪ blocked (esp. BrE), clogged (AmE) ▪ marble (esp. AmE), porcelain, stainless steel …   Collocations dictionary

  • strain — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 severe demand on strength, resources, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, real, severe, terrible, tremendous ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • pin — pin1 S3 [pın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for joining/fastening)¦ 2¦(jewellery)¦ 3¦(electrical)¦ 4¦(bowling)¦ 5 you could hear a pin drop 6¦(part of bomb)¦ 7¦(golf)¦ 8 for two pins I d ... 9 pins ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • buckle — buck|le1 [ˈbʌkəl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bend)¦ 2¦(knees/legs)¦ 3¦(do something you do not want)¦ 4¦(fasten)¦ Phrasal verbs  buckle down  buckle up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(BEND)¦ [I and T] to become bent or curved because of heat or pressure, or to make something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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