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.
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If it's not the radiation, the Government should do the blood tests and set our minds at rest.
We have no wish to cause distress or worry to her family but an answer to the mystery would set our minds at rest.
This could help to set our minds at rest that it was an accident, or help us to find out what actually happened to him," she said.
One subject on which Webbon is able to set our minds at rest is the so-called Otap on the shoulderO.
Up to now, no one has tried to set our minds at rest.
People are talking about the news, of course they are, but no one has been to see us to set our minds at rest.
If you could set our minds at rest on this issue I'm sure we could find some common ground on which, as it were, to pitch our respective tents and form a base camp for our march on the sunlit uplands to which you so movingly refer-although I should warn you that many of our members are thinking more in terms of a 50-40-10 split.
A new study - which was meant to set our minds at rest - confirms the phone emit micro-waves which heat the brain and might cause memory loss.