monkey off (one's) back

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monkey off (one's) back

The elimination of a persistent burden or problem. I can't wait until I'm done paying my student loans—that will be a monkey off my back!
See also: back, monkey, off
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O'Brien admitted: "We've had a good few seasons, and to get that Grade 1 is a bit of a monkey off your back.
He said: "It's great to get that monkey off your back and get the three points and first win.
This is a nice start and having the monkey off your back doesn't hurt.
So come on S4C, get that monkey off your back with a 'crowd only' option
It's always a monkey off your back when you put points on the board and although Palmerston is never an easy place to visit, we're up for this one.
I'm talking about channel rebates and, whether you're a reseller or a manufacturer, you'd better get that monkey off your back and soon.