monkey off (one's) back

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monkey off (one's) back

A persistent burden or problem one no longer has to deal with. 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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"We shifted a monkey off our back by getting a win against Rochdale because we've never been at our best in the previous six meetings.
"It's a monkey off our backs, getting that first win," said the Villa boss.