Taken our minds off - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
take (one's) mind off (something) (redirected from taken our minds off)
take (one's) mind off (something)
To stop or to cause one to stop thinking about something, typically a worry or concern. Playing video games after work helps me to take my mind off my work for a while—and sometimes that's when I get my best ideas. Exercising will take your mind off your problems and give you time to decompress.
take somebody’s ˈmind off something make somebody forget about something unpleasant for a short time: I went out to see a movie to try to take my mind off my problems. ♢ We’re trying to take his mind off things a bit.
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Mr Thompson said: "The Ashes victory has cheered the country up and taken our minds off
the very wintry conditions today (Friday) so I thought it was right we should fly the flag to celebrate this great success.
Yes, we might have been a bit single-minded in playing football and taken our minds off
the number one rule of winning the ball first," said Purse.