weight off your (mind/shoulders)

Meaning(s)

1. something that has been worrying you has stopped or been dealt with

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paying back that loan is a real weight off my mind/shoulders

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When you say something is a 'weight off your mind' or a 'weight off your shoulders' it means something you have been worrying about or responsible for is no longer a concern. This is a casual phrase that can be used in both social and professional contexts. Similar in meaning to 'a relief'.

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  1. Finally paying off my loan to the bank was a big weight off my shoulders. That had been hanging over me for a long time.
  2. I met my best friend for coffee yesterday. Sitting down and talking with her helped me get a weight off my mind

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  1. It's a real weight off my mind to know that the deal has now been signed. I had been worried about it falling through for weeks!

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