lighten the load

lighten the load

To help make something less difficult, upsetting, or overwhelming for someone. 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
THE CREATION of a court for international commercial disputes, as well as mechanisms to lighten the load of criminal courts, were among the issues discussed on Friday by Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou and the top brass of the Supreme Court.
It will also include a graphics system called Metal, which the company says delivers a 50 per cent improvement in image rendering, which can lighten the load on the CPU by up to 40 per cent.
All of the website's static content was migrated to CDNetworks' system to lighten the load on the FFT's servers and bring the content closer to where users are located.
That should lighten the load and cut delays for everyone.
We want to lighten the load to restore tactical mobility," he said.
So, to lighten the load, 100 juvenile offenders are exiled back to Earth to see if the planet is habitable again.
It blends detailed scholarship and reference material with anecdotes to lighten the load, full-color illustrations and a survey of some 100 native food plants of North America north of Mexico that have the greatest commercial success.
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.
7-11 at Fort Benning, Georgia, where its Lighten the Load software kit ran successfully on five of the eight robotic systems exhibited.
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.