take the heat off (of) (someone or something)

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take the heat off (of) (someone or something)

To alleviate pressure on someone. Take the heat off of her—you know she'll pay up eventually.
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take the heat off (of) someone or something

Fig. to relieve the pressure on someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) That really takes the heat off of all of us. The change in the deadline takes the heat off the office staff.
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take the heat off someone

tv. to relieve the pressure on someone; to free someone from suspicion, responsibility, a deadline, etc. The confession by Rocko took the heat off the cop-shop for a while.
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Celtic went on to win 4-1 but the incident caused huge controversy and Scott revealed he was delighted when Hoops boss Rodgers quit for Leicester just days later to take the heat off him.