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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Scientists have found a way of taking our minds off those catchy tunes, which is known as earworms, is by concentrating on anagrams, the Daily Express reported.
TO look on the bright side, the fact that our pilots are currently fighting to the death in the cockpit is at least taking our minds off the unprecedented economic turbulence through which we are flying.
Don Mischer will produce for the second year in a row, having succeeded in taking our minds off Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction with last year's Paul McCartney extravaganza that concluded with a sing-along of ``Hey Jude.
It was a novel way of taking our minds off the game I suppose.
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