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labour under

The verb labour is followed by the preposition under in the expressions labour under a disadvantage, labour under a delusion and labour under a misapprehension.

  • In having to work without Internet access, she was labouring under a disadvantage.
  • If you think I’m going to help you get away with that, you’re labouring under a delusion!
  • The doctor laboured under the misapprehension that the patient was telling the truth.