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 like a hamstrung horse.
Wasn't it going to be nice to live in a world without punctured eardrums and hamstrung nerves?
On the night of our arrival at Hardin, a fine saddle horse had been hamstrung in his owner's stable by wolves.
A wolf would have hamstrung his opponent and killed him at his leisure; but foxes rarely fight to the death.
"These cows and steers have been hamstrung," said Ted, with a tone of suppressed rage in his voice.
If they'd hamstrung a few hundred private bankers, cut off their heads and burned down their houses, I'd advise you to stick.