the weight of the world


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the weight of the world

An immense or particularly worrisome burden or responsibility. (Often in the phrase "carry/have the weight of the world on one's shoulders.") 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 carry the weight of the world on your shoulders all the time.
See also: of, weight, world