monkey off (one's) back

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monkey off (one's) back

The elimination of a persistent burden or problem. 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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ROCHDALE 1 ACCRINGTON 2 ACCRINGTON captain Andy Proctor said the club had "got a monkey off their back" by beating Rochdale for the first time in 53 years.