take the load off (one's feet)

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take the load off (one's feet)

To sit down and rest one's feet; to relax. (Usually said as a suggestion.) Why don't you go take the load off for a while, and I'll fix dinner for tonight? Ah, you've finally arrived! Come on in and take the load off your feet.
See also: load, off, take

take the load off

Sit down, relax, as in I wish you'd take some time and take the load off. A shortening of take the load off one's feet, this colloquial phrase dates from about 1940. It is sometimes put as take a load off.
See also: load, off, take
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