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saddle with

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saddle with
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Date: Aug 25 2011

Quote

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“A lot of actors are saddled with insecurities, and I’m no exception.”

- Captain America star Chris Evans. (Us Weekly)

“很多演员都有一种不安全感,我也不例外。”
—《美国队长》主演克里斯·埃文斯 (Chris Evans)。(《美国周刊》)

Definition

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burden somebody; give someone something they might not want

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Before you can ride a horse, you have to put a saddle on it. But a horse that has never been ridden on won’t appreciate having a saddle on its back. It will be a burden that the horse won’t like.

In the same way, when you saddle someone with something, you place an unwanted burden on them. Someone who is saddled with something is weighed down by a responsibility or concern that he wishes he didn’t have to bear.

Chris Evans says that actors are saddled with a lot of insecurities. They might seem like they have perfect lives because they are wealthy, attractive, and famous. But they have their own burdens to bear, just like anybody else.

Chris is the star of the new comic book movie Captain America. He plays a superhero who fights the Nazis in World War II. If you think about it, superheroes are saddled with a lot, too. They might not always want to have the responsibility of saving the world. They might feel like they are saddled with powers that make it impossible for them to live a normal life. But without superheroes and actors, we’d all be saddled with more boring lives.

What are you saddled with right now?

Examples

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“I can’t believe my mom saddled me with watching my brother this weekend.”

“Carla is saddled with a lot of responsibility as a single parent.”

“I don’t want to saddle you with a bunch of chores, but we really need to clean the house and take care of the garden today.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

smilymu well i think its mean burdened or encumbered .. ^^
by smilymu
Bojana to give someone a big responsibility
by Bojana
saddled with:tied to something we don't like doing
by raquel@galicer.com
burdened with
by Bitten by an Arab bug
arezae He is stuck with insecurities.
by arezae

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Angel2011

United States

I AM SADDLED WITH LIFE CHALLENGE 

03:26 AM Aug 27 2011 |

stefrocco

Italy

overwhelmed in a negative way

05:45 PM Aug 26 2011 |

Aspholia

Aspholia

Germany

I’m saddle with learning my text for school.

05:07 PM Aug 26 2011 |

Nylia

Nylia

Philippines

 I am saddled with responsibilities of my baby like having to wake up several times every night to provide his milk. 

01:11 PM Aug 26 2011 |

Luciferka9

Czech Republic

Hello, I find someone who have horse. I need learn to English and I find someone, who write me about hobbys horse :-)

09:21 AM Aug 26 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

saddle with manything.

12:07 AM Aug 26 2011 |

mshare

mshare

Saudi Arabia

Recently, I was saddled with a lot of difficulties, one of which is how to find a solutions of my girlfriend’s problems that she hadn’t settled them.


Fortunately, I managed to solve just one of them but I m still saddled with others burdens  . so its driving me mad .

11:56 PM Aug 25 2011 |

Angel2011

United States

is not “saddle with” but “to be saddled with”! remember how is difference!!

10:42 PM Aug 25 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

burden with

10:21 PM Aug 25 2011 |

Angel2011

United States

I’m saddle with homework.

10:12 PM Aug 25 2011 |

MONY----

MONY----

Egypt

I been settled by making a decision!

10:00 PM Aug 25 2011 |

vinccijuly

vinccijuly

Malaysia

I’m saddled with my messy hair but I dont want to cut it.

04:16 PM Aug 25 2011 |

isabel139

isabel139

Peru

I’m saddled with improving my english right now :)))


04:10 PM Aug 25 2011 |

snowm4nSuper Member!

Turkey

TOEFL ITP which is saddled with me right now.

03:33 PM Aug 25 2011 |

snowm4nSuper Member!

Turkey

TOEFL ITP which is saddled with me right now.

03:33 PM Aug 25 2011 |

M.NOUR

M.NOUR

Sudan

i’m saddled with my coming exam  lol

03:16 PM Aug 25 2011 |

Raibite

Raibite

China

Maybe every single person is saddled with sth.each day.  C’est la vie.

02:30 PM Aug 25 2011 |

Raibite

Raibite

China

Carl,  It’s difficult for most of us. hah

02:26 PM Aug 25 2011 |

jerryjeff

jerryjeff

United States

For now, I’m saddled with debts,not much but I’d wish i didnt have any. But hopefully i’ll get through them and ready to be burdened with some other issues or responsibilities. We can’t shun trouble forever , always brace for the next challenge.

01:57 PM Aug 25 2011 |

Bruce_zhou

China

For now ,I sadled with my pretty debet pressure of house,as we all know ,now in our country ,it’s not an easy thing to buy a house,expecial for fresh out of college.compared with housing price,salary is far away from the price.but you know ,if you have no house for yourself ,you will be facing an embarrassed situation to get married,of course.

12:55 PM Aug 25 2011 |

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