There are many synonyms, slang expressions, and idioms that refers to or almost to "advantage." For example, well as I said, a head start refers to an advantage.
However there are rarely a few words that is for "disadvantage." Here are from Thesaurus.com:
So I am looking for a cool idiom for "disadvantage". It should sound:
- cool (duh)
- informal (well, I said "cool")
- not necessarily 2+ words
- spoken widely in the U.S. (but British and other dialects are welcome, too) or
- be an idiom that everyone (native speakers) knows but is possibly offensive for some people (or something that I should bear in mind in case I come across it and use it without knowing and running into a problem. For example, I am not supposed to ever say the n-word in my entire life. Like that.)
I'm fine with seeing foul language like "grab them with the... ahem" without being censored or warning, if you need it.