set (one's) mind at rest

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set (one's) mind at rest

To assuage or relieve one's worry, anxiety, dread, fear, etc. I know you're anxious to hear how your father is doing after the surgery, so let me set your mind at rest: he's going to make a full recovery. That bonus really set my mind at rest about these debts.
See also: mind, rest, set

set one's mind at rest

Also, put one's mind at rest. Stop worrying, allay one's anxiety. For example, Your car's been found undamaged, so set your mind at rest. Also see lay at rest.
See also: mind, rest, set
References in classic literature ?
His companion set his mind at rest by saying in a low voice:
And I have also communicated with my faithful Cartwright, who would certainly have pined away at the door of my hut, as a dog does at his master's grave, if I had not set his mind at rest about my safety."
'If Mr Nickleby has doubted that, 'Tilda,' said the blushing Miss Squeers in soft accents, 'he may set his mind at rest. His sentiments are recipro--'
It wasn't - it was simply "marketing" for some outfit in Hull - but it took a phone call and a lot of reassurance to set his mind at rest.) And all this anxious-making white noise isn't even the half of it.
When arrested he said: "Does this mean I am a nutter?" I was able to set his mind at rest by reassuring him he was.
I can set his mind at rest by telling him that the treatment given by the district nurse was textbook and totally professional in the continuing fight against cross-infection.
Ireland forwards coach Gert Smal says he feared for the prop situation a year ago but the development of Cian Buckley, Tom Court, Mike Ross and Buckley in particular has set his mind at rest.
PHIL NEVILLE was sitting on a Caribbean beach, enjoying the final few days of his summer break, when a text message beeped through to finally set his mind at rest.
Ellis immediately called Gregory to set his mind at rest and later issued a statement saying the story was 'absolute rubbish'.
However, he was planning to start running again today and that could help to set his mind at rest that the stiff back which he has felt since last Friday's friendly against Mexico is not linked to his past hamstring problems.
We'd take the carpet up and have a good look in the boot and anywhere else it could be to set his mind at rest.
Gerard was concerned that Captain Scott had gone off the boil a bit until a Wednesday gallop set his mind at rest and the horse got the go-ahead to run.
LUCKY that Tony Blair was rushed into hospital after his health scare - at least he can set his mind at rest now he knows he is suffering from Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, and not some fatal heart disease.