have the weight of the world on (one's) shoulders

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have the weight of the world on (one's) shoulders

To act or appear as if one is struggling with an immense or particularly worrisome burden or responsibility. Have you seen Mike lately? It looks like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. You need to learn to ask for help when things become overwhelming instead of trying to have the weight of the world on your shoulders all the time.
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