take the load off one's feet

take the load off (one's feet)

To sit down and rest one's feet; to relax. (Usually said as a suggestion.) Why don't you go take the load off for a while, and I'll fix dinner for tonight? Ah, you've finally arrived! Come on in and take the load off your feet.
See also: load, off, take

take the load off one's feet

Sit down. Also put as take a load off, this colloquial saying dates from about 1940. Both versions, often preceded by sit down and, are generally stated as imperatives.
See also: feet, load, off, take
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