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hamstrung -- as in: hamstrung by excessive rules
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Gone with the Wind
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  • They could and did harass and hamstring them with conflicting regulations about the operation of their business, the wages they must pay their servants, what they should say in public and private utterances and what they should write in newspapers.

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  • Efforts are hamstrung by out-dated regulations.
  • She is hamstrung by injury.

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