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lighten (one's) load

To help make something less difficult, upsetting, or overwhelming for someone. Thankfully my wife's family will be there when we move to help lighten our load a bit. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jen. If there's anything we can do to lighten your load, please don't hesitate to ask.
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And there is no better way to lighten load than with a little laughter and a great, big smile.
US marines go to war in Afghanistan with solar cells embedded in their rucksacks, efficient enough to recharge lithium-ion batteries for radios and greatly lighten loads.
Shipping companies forced to lighten loads for second consecutive season
They want headteachers to tackle the problem by making school bags (sensible rucksacks) part of school uniform; review timetables to lighten loads children must carry; provide every child with a locker and introduce short exercise breaks to re-set the sp ine.