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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We'll take this today but there's plenty to work on for next week, discipline being the key area, but it's the start of our series and we're very happy to get that monkey off our back, obviously after 10 years.
It was massive to get that monkey off our back last week.
We're going into a difficult run of games now, so it was important to get the win last week and get the monkey off our back to a degree," added Vowles.
We have been a soft touch and it was important to get that monkey off our back.
But I'm more concerned about us getting an away win and getting that monkey off our back.
We've got that one monkey off our back and that was important to do.
I'm really pleased to get this monkey off our back as you have to win on the road and beat the sides below you in the table if you want to stay in the mix," Young said.
Full-back Tait (left) said: "Winning last week got the monkey off our back, but we need to win our home games.
Delighted boss Jim McIntyre said: "It's nice to get two wins in a row and get that monkey off our back.
Adamson said: "It is good to get that monkey off our back although needless to say we made it difficult for ourselves.
Sons boss Jim Chapman said: "It's great to get that monkey off our back.
To be the first England team to win a World Cup is very special and it has got a monkey off our back.
One result could get us on a roll and we're aiming to get the monkey off our back against Queens.
We have got to get the monkey off our back, by actually going out and winning a football match.
We shifted a monkey off our back by getting a win against Rochdale because we've never been at our best in the previous six meetings.