take (one's) mind off (something)

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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.
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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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London, June 22 ( ANI ): Rafael Nadal has been taking his mind off the court by enjoying a mini break in his home country of Spain.
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Taking his mind off Leeds Premiership troubles and yet another defeat, Matteo (pictured centre) popped over the Pennines with Emmerdale actor Seamus Gubbins (left) who plays bad guy Ray.