Old' Man' of the Sea'

1. (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) an old man who clung to the shoulders of Sindbad the Sailor for many days and nights.
2. a burden, annoyance, care, or the like, from which it is extremely difficult to free oneself.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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