a weight off (one's) mind

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a weight 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 weight off my mind. I finally completed my tax return for this year. That's a weight off my mind!
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a weight off your mind

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a load off your mind

If you describe something as a weight off your mind or a load off your mind, you mean that a problem that you were previously worried about has now been solved and you are no longer anxious. It's a real weight off my mind, knowing I have a job to go to. Knowing that the problem can be fixed — it's such a load off my mind. Note: You can also say that something takes a weight off your mind or takes a load off your mind. It was such a relief to find a good school for the kids. It took a real weight off my mind.
See also: mind, off, weight

(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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Benassis' reiterated assurances that the lad would soon be restored to health had taken a weight off his mind.
Low (inset) had his loan deal from Dundee extended until the end of the season and admits it is a weight off his mind.
He said it was a weight off his mind and that he never had any doubts about committing his future to the Exiles.
Four months is a long time to go without scoring and that will be a huge weight off his mind.
But front players need goals and that will be a very big weight off his mind.
UNDER-FIRE Argentina manager Diego Maradona is heading for Italy to get a weight off his mind .
And it seemed to take a weight off his mind as he added a two-under 70 yesterday to stand three over.
DETROIT - The results of the CT scan were expected, but even so the news Brian Jordan's sore left hand isn't broken lifted a tremendous weight off his mind, the Dodgers left fielder said Wednesday.
AUDLEY HARRISON remains determined to win the Battle of the Bulge after getting a weight off his mind - and his body too.
It's been a weight off his mind, being able to say 'I did that'.
And, with the way the economy is at the moment, Bermingham admits it's a weight off his mind to have signed a contract.
O'Neill said: "That will certainly be a weight off his mind.
Striker Gary Birch (right) hopes getting some weight off his mind will help him force his way into Walsall's plans, writes Colin Stoner.
Laursen's arrival will be a weight off his mind and the Parkhead chief will also be pleased to put one over Rangers.
Pilkington, who battled to retain his card right up to the end of last season, looks odds-on to keep it this time and admitted it was a weight off his mind.