a weight off (one's) mind

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a weight off (one's) mind

The relief felt after sharing what one is thinking or feeling with others, or upon no longer having a particular problem. Having a night out to talk over my problem with my close friend helped me get a weight off my mind. I finally completed my tax return for this year. That's a weight off my mind!
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a weight off your mind

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a load off your mind

If you describe something as a weight off your mind or a load off your mind, you mean that a problem that you were previously worried about has now been solved and you are no longer anxious. It's a real weight off my mind, knowing I have a job to go to. Knowing that the problem can be fixed — it's such a load off my mind. Note: You can also say that something takes a weight off your mind or takes a load off your mind. It was such a relief to find a good school for the kids. It took a real weight off my mind.
See also: mind, off, weight

(take) a load/weight off somebody’s mind

great relief, because a problem has been solved: Selling the house was an enormous weight off my mind.‘I’ve finished all my essays.’ ‘I bet that’s a load off your mind.’It took a load off my mind when the doctor said I was free from infection.
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References in classic literature ?
This is what it is," she began in haste, as though the permission to speak of her trouble lifted a weight off her mind.
WEIGHT OFF HER MIND Losing nine stone changed everything for Jade Delaney
Slimmer and fitter Noora Ali has taken a weight off her mind (and hips) at the same time as piling on a welcome amount of dinars by winning a 12-week 'body transformation' competition.
I have known her socially and professionally for many years and she has been acting out of character, on the edge and brittle, but I think this revelation will be a weight off her mind and relax her a wee bit.
And judging by this picture, having an endless supply of hair products for her blonde locks has certainly taken a weight off her mind.
SCHOOLGIRL Ceri Austin has taken a weight off her mind with her first haircut.