In his view, the U.S. economy is hobbled by weak demand for goods and services, compounded of course, by high unemployment.
Netanyahu can no longer claim to be hobbled on the peace front by coalition politics and resistance from his minority parties.
And it was the most that could squeak through a filibuster- hobbled Senate.
Lawmakers “are leaving town just as one of the most important agencies in Washington is hobbled,” Goldfarb says.
Mitt Romney is a two-time loser this week, hobbled by Democratic attacks and friendly fire from his own side.
She went to her place, and Pete hobbled to his, opposite his brother.
At last they had got to the end, and they hobbled away, saved—free!
All at once, she spied the three houses; so she hobbled up to see who lived in them.
He leaned heavily upon his cane as he hobbled back to the kitchen.
Near thee, thy she-camel shall be hobbled, and we will gallop into the enemy's midst.
c.1300, hoblen "to rock back and forth, toss up and down," probably related to its Dutch cognate hobbelen (which, however, is not recorded before late 15c.).
Meaning "to walk lamely" is from c.1400. Transitive sense of "tie the legs (of an animal)" first recorded 1831, probably an alteration of 16c. hopple, cognate with Flemish hoppelen "to rock, jump," which also is related to Dutch hobbelen. Sense of "hamper, hinder" is c.1870. Related: Hobbled; hobbling. The noun is 1727, from the verb.