the weight of the world

the weight of the world

An immense or particularly worrisome burden or responsibility. (Often in the phrase "carry/have the weight of the world on one's shoulders.") Have you seen Mike lately? It looks like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. You need to learn to ask for help when things become overwhelming instead of trying to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders all the time.
See also: of, weight, world
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You cannot walk more than a few metres without seeing some symbol of Banskaacute Scarontiavnica's rich mining history.Listen to the podcast:When you descend into one of the mines of Banskaacute Scarontiavnica, you literally feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, says Dave Rubin in another episode of our podcast.
CAMERON JEROME says Derby's win over Cardiff has lifted "the weight of the world" off them.
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'I felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders, and everybody kept saying, 'have faith.' But it was so difficult when I lost my dad.'
What we don't need is simply a first-team coach, a man coming for his pension or a rookie with the weight of the world on his shoulders.
He played yesterday like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders, and that is not good.
Parents (Sky1, Friday, 8.30pm)[bar] SKY'S latest venture into home-grown comedy comes to an end tonight, and put-upon Jenny still feels like she has the weight of the world on her shoulders.
While some firms have got the weight of the world on their shoulders, Ferno UK are riding high, thanks to booming sales of products designed for hefty patients.
Demi carries the weight of the world on her shoulders, but doesn't complain; she wouldn't as she believes it's probably all her fault.
OLIVER FISHER will tee off at 7.50am tomorrow with the weight of the world off his shoulders after he won the Czech Open on Sunday and it is a surprise to see the English youngster as the outsider for his match with Lawrie and Soren Hansen, who both faded badly after bright starts last week.
It sounds like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, so why not arrange a weekend with a friend or relative?
A story of a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders, "In Memory of Central Park 1853-2022" is an entertaining and highly humorous read on the direction of society.
IF you feel like you've got the weight of the world on your shoulders, spare a thought for this lot.
Aiming to lighten the weight of the world, she comes at readers with quick and cheery verse that is aimed to brighten the reader's day.