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a load off (one's) mind

The relief felt after sharing what one is thinking or feeling with others, or upon no longer having a particular problem. Having a night out to talk over my problem with my close friend helped me get a load off my mind. I finally completed my tax return for this year. That's a load off my mind!
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*a load off one's mind

 and *a weight off one's mind
Fig. the relief from a mental burden gained by saying what one is thinking or by speaking one's mind. (*Typically: get ~; take ~.) I think you'll feel better after you get a load off your mind.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

load off one's mind, a

Relief from a mental burden or anxiety, as in Good news about the baby took a load off my mind. This expression uses load in the sense of "a figurative burden." [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

(take) a load/weight off somebody’s mind

great relief, because a problem has been solved: Selling the house was an enormous weight off my mind.‘I’ve finished all my essays.’ ‘I bet that’s a load off your mind.’It took a load off my mind when the doctor said I was free from infection.
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load off one's mind, a

A great relief. This cliché, transferring a physical burden to mental anxiety or anguish, dates from the mid-nineteenth century. In slightly different guise, however, Shakespeare used load in this figurative sense, as in “Those that wring under the load of sorrow” (Much Ado about Nothing, 5.1).
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