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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It made the players happy, it took our minds off cricket and it just let us enjoy ourselves, and we took that into the game.
No, it has to be those crazy schedulers who took our minds off events in Gelsenkirchen by programming other sporting alternatives while Eriksson's men were slugging it out.
We started moaning and took our minds off the job in hand.
So getting the photos taken and then attending the wedding certainly took our minds off the game.