Definition of labour under in English:

labour under

1Carry (a very heavy load) with difficulty: two servants appeared, labouring under the weight of a kitchen table
2Be misled by (a mistaken belief): you’ve been labouring under a misapprehension
More example sentences
  • I'm always open to listening to new artists, labouring under the belief that all artists were at some point new and that they had to be given their fair shake.
  • I think they are laboring under the belief that the state has put up everything they've got to show, that Amber's the icing on the cake.
  • I was marginally shocked when they sat down beside me; I was still labouring under the belief that guys were way too cool to sit cross - legged, especially on the grass.
Synonyms
suffer from, be a victim of, be burdened by, be overburdened by, be disadvantaged by, be under
See parent entry: labour

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