If I am to administer this office, I will not be hamstrung by constant 36 Executive interference.
We say when we cut these large muscles that we have “hamstrung” the animal.
It was the horse Tommasino had ridden; it was hamstrung, and its throat had been cut.
Had he been less heavily muscled, this attack might have hamstrung him.
I struggled to rise, but I could only flounder ...