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.
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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 ?
If you would set my mind at rest with the assurance that you will interpose with the father and save this harmless girl, close that book before you return it to me, and I shall know what you mean, and deeply thank you in my heart.
Young man, your action over the border has set my mind at rest - for the moment.
So if anybody who reads this knows that there was, in 1987, a coin find in Judy Woods, please set my mind at rest and tell me.
Q Set my mind at rest because ever since I've remembered this jingle it's been driving me mad
I kept getting crotchety and telling myself it was a bad idea, but Catherine eventually set my mind at rest.
I know she's trying to set my mind at rest but I don't find it very helpful.
Last night Mrs Holden, 44, of South Street, in Spennymoor, said: "It has set my mind at rest.
But it is something my boyfriend really wants to do and I don't want to seem prudish, so if you could set my mind at rest I'd be very grateful.
It would really set my mind at rest, but is it possible and if so where can I begin?
Could you set my mind at rest as this is causing me a lot of stress?