saddle » straddle

Chiefly in:   straddled with

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Some of Hungary’s local governments are also straddled with heavy Swiss-franc debts. (Malgorzata Halaba and Marynia Kruk, Dow Jones Newswires, Aug. 12, 2011)
  • I do not blame teachers who are already straddled with a million other problem areas confronting students such as basic writing, discipline, and sustained focus. (Jerry Park, Black, White and Gray, Oct. 14, 2011)
  • The United States is a country with a prosperous past, but also one straddled with an uncommonly uncertain future. (Philip Mooney, Daily Princetonian, Nov. 28, 2011)
  • I hope you’re not one of the millions of college grads forced to move back home with their parents, unable to find a job and straddled with a mountain of debt, because what we’re going to be doing tonight will wake up the whole neighborhood! (Becca O'Neill, Splitsider, Dec. 12, 2011)
  • While art often comes straddled with hefty commission, storage and insurance costs, it can serve as a fun portfolio diversifier, mixing decent returns with aesthetic pleasure. (James Pomfret and Lisa Yuriko Thomas, Reuters, Dec. 19, 2011)
  • “As a result, suppliers have been straddled with higher-than-anticipated inventory levels and high development costs that cannot be offset by next-generation product sales,” Teichmann said in court documents. (Katy Stech, Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review, Jan. 5, 2012)
  • The MTA — straddled with dwindling revenues and high levels of debt — is desperate for the TWU to accept a series of cost-cutting measures. (Jennifer Fermino, New York Post, Jan. 12, 2012)
  • The citizens of this town will once again be straddled with the burden. (Richard Gelber, Hackensack Chronicle letter to the editor, Jan. 12, 2012)
  • But the company was straddled with £1.9bn of gross debt in the 2006 acquisition by Netcare, the South African healthcare group; Apax Partners, the private equity investor; and two property investors. (Robin Wigglesworth and Simon Mundy, Financial Times, Jan. 15, 2012)
  • The reporters on the bus, now straddled with an unexpected new cost, fumed. (Chris Moody, Yahoo! News, The Ticket, Jan. 28, 2012)

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Update, 1/29/12: The 1/28 item from the Yahoo! News Ticket blog has been corrected and now reads “saddled.”

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2012/01/29 |

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