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.
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EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm LEE has got the weight of the world on his shoulders, and when Whitney puts pressure on him to rent a flat he doesn't know what to do.
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I felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders, and everybody kept saying, 'have faith.
Customers agree that this salon provides a level of service that is hard to find elsewhere--a place where one can completely relax and let the weight of the world float away.
What we don't need is simply a first-team coach, a man coming for his pension or a rookie with the weight of the world on his shoulders.
When asked if Robshaw would now have the weight of the world on his shoulders, Youngs replied: "Not from us he won't.
With Lee still carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, Nancy urges him to offload on Mick.
But I'm increasingly worried they're specifically targeting me, the senders having somehow identified a middle-aged man with the weight of the world on his shoulders.
He played yesterday like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders, and that is not good.
Wolves were promoted as Championship victors in 2009 and the Dubliner added: "When you're struggling against relegation, it feels like the whole weight of the world is on your shoulders, but this is more of an exciting pressure.
And he has dabbled in the esoteric field of biorhythms - the fascinating mystery of why you can feel on top of the world one day and then feel the weight of the world dragging you down the next.
30pm)[bar] SKY'S latest venture into home-grown comedy comes to an end tonight, and put-upon Jenny still feels like she has the weight of the world on her shoulders.
While some firms have got the weight of the world on their shoulders, Ferno UK are riding high, thanks to booming sales of products designed for hefty patients.
50am tomorrow with the weight of the world off his shoulders after he won the Czech Open on Sunday and it is a surprise to see the English youngster as the outsider for his match with Lawrie and Soren Hansen, who both faded badly after bright starts last week.
YOUNGSTERS have the weight of the world on their shoulders, worrying about everything from friendships to the environment, a survey of parents suggests.