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.
See also: lighten, load
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes, on the wider stretches of road, Saxon drove and Billy walked to lighten the load. She insisted on taking her turns at walking, and when he breathed the panting mares on the steep, and Saxon stood by their heads caressing them and cheering them, Billy's joy was too deep for any turn of speech as he gazed at his beautiful horses and his glowing girl, trim and colorful in her golden brown corduroy, the brown corduroy calves swelling sweetly under the abbreviated slim skirt.
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!
Could young volunteers be the solution to lighten the load of our overworked NHS nurses and doctors?
A striker to lighten the load on Raul Jimenez is a priority, as is a top-class centre-half.
She said the BI has recently hired 300 additional immigration officers to boost up their services and help lighten the load during the expected influx of passengers during Holy Week.
Hannah Squirrell, customer director at Greggs, said: "Fitting everything in at Christmas can be a struggle, and we wanted to help our customers lighten the load.
Meanwhile, Cindy Lou Who (Cameron Seely) hatches a plan to capture Santa so she can ask the man in red to grant her Christmas wish: to lighten the load of her overworked single mother, Donna (Rashida Jones).
But no recommendations were made to reduce traffic volumes to lighten the load on the bridge.
Just a few more helpers would lighten the load on our current volunteers."
It's an American-made original stressing function over form to lighten the load of your customers.
Here's your chance to lighten the load on your wallet by winning a PS250 voucher to spend at Resorts World Birmingham, the city's newest retail complex.
Why shouldn't two people who have stacks of cash and four other kids to look after not employ someone to lighten the load?
The aim was for Ymor to lighten the load of its IT infrastructure, so that, amongst other things, it could focus on continuing development of its product and service portfolio, including Ymonitor, a service that continuously measures availability and performance of applications end-to-end.