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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Neither of the brothers were available for comment but a friend said: "This will be a huge weight off their mind.
Knowing that the mortgage will be paid off, regardless of what happens to you can take this huge weight off their minds.
RCN Scottish Board Secretary James Kennedy said: "Having a permanent police presence will be a huge weight off their minds if you look at the level of violence our staff face on a daily basis.
Shoppers at the MetroCentre can take the weight off their minds as well as their feet at the Miller Homes' Chill Out Zone which visits the North-East this weekend.