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lighten (one's) 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 our load a bit. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jen. If there's anything we can do to lighten your load, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Powder is starting to reappear on the shelves these days, so if you haven't given it a try, pick up a can of Trail Boss and "lighten your load" some, if you get my drift.
Kirklees Council's Lighten your Load team has helped 2,500 people claim council tax benefit and housing benefit in the last three years.
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If it's because you need new capital or because you're overworked and you want someone to lighten your load or you're just lonely and you want someone else in the office--then scrap the idea immediately.
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It may not make him or her stay longer, but it's a better strategy than stroking, and it will lighten your load.
Wilson Learning Corporation has announced the launch of a new CD-ROM title, Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life.
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The people's claims submissions were today hailed as a success for the council's Lighten Your Load campaign.
Experts aim to cover every street when the Lighten Your Load roadshow visits the area next Thursday.
Members of the Clayton West club have joined forces with Kirklees Revenues and Benefits Service to host the latest Lighten Your Load event next Tuesday.
The Lighten Your Load event at the Darley Street club on Tuesday is an opportunity to find out about services available for older people.