WRONG:

STRADDLED WITH


RIGHT:

SADDLED WITH


To straddle is to stand or sit with legs spread. Sometimes “straddle” is used figuratively of someone who avoids taking a firm stand on an issue: the cautious politician straddled the issue of immigration.


To be burdened with something is to be saddled with it. You straddle your horse, and it is in turn saddled with the burden of carrying you.


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