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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References in classic literature ?
Having entreated the old lady and gentleman to set their minds at rest on these absorbing points, for they might rely on his statement being the correct one, Mr Chuckster entertained them with theatrical chit-chat and the court circular; and so wound up a brilliant and fascinating conversation which he had maintained alone, and without any assistance whatever, for upwards of three-quarters of an hour.
Tim said: "There is perhaps still a lingering suspicion humanism is some kind of weird cult, so before the ceremony, I usually have a wee chat to the guests and try to set their minds at rest.
But Claudia's family endured around four hours of heartache last Friday until police were able to set their minds at rest.
Mr England has written a letter of complaint with 31 queries and is requesting his mother's medical records to set their minds at rest.
Yet it doesn't take much to imagine the torment and worry that the Browns went through in the nine months since they found out they were parents to be" the check-ups she had to ensure that all was fine, the reassurance they sought that everything was going according to plan, the tests that would have set their minds at rest.
He stressed: "Anybody who wonders whether the Equitable Life application will be fully contested can set their minds at rest.
Yvonne Hughes of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, who has the DF508 variant of the disease, said: "People were uncertain about future funding but this will set their minds at rest.
But his chilling assertion that the sentence could be for ever can't have done much to set their minds at rest.