In LA, Don is an outsider; a Madison Avenue interloper; an encumbrance.
I expected to see the Bee relinquish her mortar and then proceed to remove the encumbrance.
The line between an encumbrance and a purpose is not very clearly defined, is it?
Whilst something higher than prudence is active, he is admirable; when common sense is wanted, he is an encumbrance.
I will take upon myself the convincing of the encumbrance to that effect.
His credulity was an encumbrance to the cause which it was his mission and his wish to serve.
They are often an embarrassment and an encumbrance to it rather than a help.
And I not only protest against this term of "encumbrance," but I protest against the manner in which children are treated.
It is conveniently arranged, and you soon forget it as an encumbrance.
She wished to be Lady So-and-So, with a delicate halo of tragic glory, and no encumbrance.
a lien, mortgage, or other financial claim against a property
Old French en- + combre 'dam, weir'