monkey off (one's) back

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monkey off (one's) back

The elimination of a persistent burden or problem. I can't wait until I'm done paying my student loans—that will be a monkey off my back!
See also: back, monkey, off
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Monkey off back The result, remarkably, came as Coventry's first ever win at Rochdale after eight previous failed attempts dating back to 1926.