Load off their minds - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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a load off (one's) mind
The relief felt after sharing what one is thinking or feeling with others, or upon no longer having a particular problem. Having a night out to talk over my problem with my close friend helped me get a load off my mind. I finally completed my tax return for this year. That's a load off my mind!
*a load off one's mind and *a weight off one's mind
Fig. the relief from a mental burden gained by saying what one is thinking or by speaking one's mind. (*Typically: get ~; take ~.) I think you'll feel better after you get a load off your mind.
(take) a load/weight off somebody’s mind great relief, because a problem has been solved: Selling the house was an enormous weight off my mind. ♢ ‘I’ve finished all my essays.’ ‘I bet that’s a load off your mind.’ ♢ It took a load off my mind when the doctor said I was free from infection.
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But for those who are given support during the school year, or who have specific, special needs, knowing that arrangements can be made will come as a huge load off their minds
A trained sitter to watch Kristopher costs about $10 an hour, so having an option that is free takes a big load off their minds