Took their minds off - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
take (one's) mind off (something) (redirected from took their 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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MORPETH Town took their minds off
the FA Carlsberg Vase Final and kept alive their chances of clinching the Ebac Northern League championship with last night's 3-2 win at Jarrow Roofing.