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Drag on??? #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:48 am   Drag on???
 

HIGH PRICE OF MOM'S HELP IS DRAG ON FAMILY BUSINESS

Please help me understand the role of 'drag' and its meaning in the above sentence?

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Drag on??? #2 (permalink) Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:40 am   Drag on???
 

This is a headline, which has some words elided. The full sentence is:

The HIGH PRICE OF MOM'S HELP IS a DRAG ON the FAMILY BUSINESS.

Drag: something that retards progress.
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Drag on??? #3 (permalink) Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:25 am   Drag on???
 

Thank you very much, Sir!
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