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.
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(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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I think you would, if you knew all; and it would be a weight off my mind if you would promise.
A thousand thanks for your kind letter, which has taken a great weight off my mind.
My weekly clean with Wellshine Woolwich really does take a weight off my mind, knowing that it will all be finished by the time I get home from work.
It is a weight off my mind because we are a long way into September and the first home win had not come.
It's taken a massive weight off my mind," said the 21-year-old in a BT Sport sponsored question and answer session.
He said: "It's a weight off my mind because the 90s have been quite slow for me with injuries and I've been trying to get back to full fitness.
Muscat's book beat off competition from Racing Post stablemates A Weight Off My Mind, the autobiography of champion jockey Richard Hughes, Racing Crazy, the best of columnist David Ashforth, and Clive Brittain: The Smiling Pioneer by Robin Oakley, plus two other titles notably Clare Balding's My Animals And Other Family.
Mind you, they'll see off all those slugs, which is a weight off my mind.
I have taken a huge weight off my mind," Kaka said.
Now we've made such a big decision I feel there's a huge weight off my mind and I must confess, I feel rather smug that we've actually got the ball rolling
I will make utmost efforts so that all of the abductees can return home in one or two years,'' Iizuka told a press conference, while Yokota said, ''I feel relieved as it is a weight off my mind.
But it is a big weight off my mind now that my contract has been sorted and I can just concentrate on getting fit and playing again next season.
It wasn't a weight off my mind that he scored some goals.