Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

weight off your (mind/shoulders)

weight off your mindweight off your 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
  • Analysis

    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'.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    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
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    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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