a load off (one's) feet

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a load off (one's) feet

A break to rest, usually by sitting down. Do you mind if I sit down for a moment? I need to take a load off my feet.
See also: feet, load, off

*a load off one's feet

Fig. the weight of one's body no longer supported by one's feet, as when one sits down. (*Typically: get ~; take ~.) Come in, John. Sit down and take a load off your feet. Yes, I need to get a load off my feet. Fm really tired.
See also: feet, load, off
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Now in its fourth year, the popup beach - which is next to the Pitcher and Piano between the Millennium Bridge and the Tyne Bridge - has always been a success with sun worshippers or those just wanting to sit and take a load off their feet for a while.
Now in its fourth year, the pop-up beach - which is next to the Pitcher and Piano between the Millennium Bridge and the Tyne Bridge - has always been a success with sun worshippers or those just wanting to sit and take a load off their feet.
Shoppers can take a load off their feet in excellent indoor and outdoor pubs and restaurants (See www.
The first, more traditional group uses poles primarily for stability and for taking some of the load off their feet and knees - especially while hiking downhill.