Dead-weight meaning

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The unrelieved weight of a heavy, motionless mass.
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An oppressive burden or difficulty.
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The fixed weight of a structure or piece of equipment, such as a bridge on its supports.
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The weight of an inert person or thing.
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A heavy or oppressive burden.
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The weight of a vehicle without a load.
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(uncountable) Unremitting heavy weight that does not move.
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(idiomatic) That which is useless or excess; that which slows something down.

She wants to shed the dead weight of so many stacks of old clutter.

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