Too many chefs have become heavy-handed with the infusion, using it more as a crutch than an accessory.
A short time later he was down to one crutch, and then, before even a year had passed, he was walking on his own.
The cast he wears on his leg and the crutch he uses would seem to fit into the injurious arc of your career if nothing else.
Although I do love, I think that sometimes swearing is a crutch that can be leaned on rather than used for emphasis.
In fact, Britney Jean is least enjoyable when Spears, on occasion, reverts to the Auto-Tune crutch.
A crutch stood at her side, but there was no wheeled-chair to be seen.
But just as the former is not necessarily a crutch, so the latter was not necessarily a cross.
And the patriarch came, walking nimbly needing neither guide nor crutch.
With these words he took an iron poker and fashioned it into a crutch for himself.
When I came again to myself the monster had pulled himself together, his crutch under his arm, his hat upon his head.
Old English crycce "crutch, staff," from Proto-Germanic *krukjo (cf. Old Saxon krukka, Middle Dutch crucke, Old High German krucka, German Kröcke "crutch," related to Old Norse krokr "hook;" see crook). Figurative sense is first recorded c.1600. As a verb, from 1640s. Italian gruccia "crutch," crocco "hook" are Germanic loan-words.
A staff or support used by a physically injured or disabled individual as an aid in walking, usually designed to fit under the armpit and often used in pairs.