lighten the load

lighten the load

To help make something less difficult, upsetting, or overwhelming for one. Thankfully my wife's family will be there when we move to help lighten the load a bit. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jen. If there's anything we can do to lighten the load, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Sometimes, on the wider stretches of road, Saxon drove and Billy walked to lighten the load.
As aeronauts lighten the load they carry, when they wish to rise, similarly Durdles has lightened the wicker bottle in coming up.
I said it would lighten the load of his life - I hope it will
It's an American-made original stressing function over form to lighten the load of your customers.
As Pokemon Go continues to burn through users' body fat and smartphone batteries, the one device that could lighten the load on smartphones has been delayed.
That should lighten the load and cut delays for everyone.
So, to lighten the load, 100 juvenile offenders are exiled back to Earth to see if the planet is habitable again.
CEISS will also have to pay back the convertible securities received as state aid one year earlier than planned and to lighten the load a little, it has been agreed that its "real estate development" activity will be transferred to an asset management company.
CLOUDRUNNERS were invented by a former professional athlete and his friends, and these innovative training shoes claim to lighten the load on your feet while running by inserting a cushion of air between you and ground.
Sydney, Nov 19 ( ANI ): Legendary South African batsman Barry Richards has said that Australian all-rounder Shane Watson must become the 'world class off-sider' necessary to lighten the load of his captain Michael Clarke's back and neutralise England.
Coun Heather Timms, portfolio holder for children and schools, said: "The agencies have huge potential to lighten the load for childminders and make life easier for families who struggle to balance work and childcare arrangements.
The Greek government wants to reduce the rates of the new Single Property Tax, which is to apply from 2014, aiming to lighten the load on owners of plots within town-planning zones.
An athletic design is combined with key elements that lighten the load, which results in quick feet no matter what kind of hunting you have in store.
In an attempt to lighten the load after all this, a primary school teacher among us recalled a wee boy who, on his first day, had asked to go use the toilet.
Lighten the load and save on potting mix by partially filling them with expanding foam insulation (Dow Great Stuff Window and Door works well).