What is another word for ball and chain?

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Great hindrance
“The second thief watched in shocked as the ball and chain wrapped around his ankles before colliding into his right shin.”
Expensive possession
A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult
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Restraints, usually of metal and often joined by a chain, placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement
The limitation or control of someone or something, or the state of being restricted
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