a weight off your shoulders



Idiom Definition

"a weight off your shoulders"

to be relieved of a burden, usually a worry or concern, that has been troubling you for some time

Idiom Definition - a weight off your shoulders - to be relieved of a burden, usually a worry or concern, that has been troubling you for some time

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a weight off your shoulders - to be relieved of a burden, usually a worry or concern, that has been troubling you for some time

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  How does it feel to finally graduate?

Student 2:  I wasn't sure that I was going to.  I didn't work as hard as I should have and graduation depended on getting at least marks of 90% on all my exams.

Student 1:  You must feel extremely relieved to have graduated.

Student 2:  It is a huge weight off my shoulders.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a weight off your shoulders - to be relieved of a burden, usually a worry or concern, that has been troubling you for some time

A husband and wife have just finished paying off the mortgage on their house ...

Husband:  Well, how does it feel?

Wife:  It was a long hard road full or worry and anxiety.

Husband:  It sure is a relief to finally be free of our mortgage.

Wife:  A huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders.





a weight off your shoulders - Usage:

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a weight off your shoulders - Gerund Form:

Lifting a weight off your shoulders can be a huge relief.



a weight off your shoulders - Examples:

1)  The Holden agreement has lifted a bit of a weight off our shoulders as we head into the season opener at Adelaide.

2)  I enjoyed the rest of my time immensely! Such a weight off my shoulders. When I returned, within a week I had a secured a new role.

3)  I can guarantee you will feel a weight off your shoulders.

4)  You have a clean slate now, like you've perhaps taken a weight off your shoulders?

5)  It was such a weight off my shoulders. I am going back on Monday and Tuesday to go through some admin stuff.

6)  That was the easy way out, but if you think there's a weight off my shoulders now, there's not. Instead now I am burdened by guilt

7)  Being debt-free sooner is a rewarding experience and lifts a weight off your shoulders. It allows you to begin planning the rest of your life.

8)  Typing all of this out is more of a weight off my shoulders more than anything honestly.

9)  The medication has helped to stop me from having full on panic attacks which definitely takes a weight off my shoulders. I don't know why my fear of death has become obsessional

10)  Since I've been receiving the extra help, it's been a weight off my shoulders.

11)  For him just being on the pitch is like a weight off his shoulders and he'll get more and more relaxed.

12)  It was almost more of a weight off my shoulders than passing the viva!

13)  I'd taken a weight off my shoulders. And I just knew I was never, ever going to go back.

14)  I was upset about it for a long time, but surprisingly felt a weight off my shoulders, and within weeks regained my self-respect, confidence and made new plans for the future.

15)  Just hearing that from a doctor was like a weight off my shoulders.

16)  It takes a weight off your shoulders, because you no longer have to carry the scene by yourself.

17)  It takes a weight off my shoulders and stops all the crazy thoughts running through my mind.

18)  I guess it seems like a weight off my shoulders, because I've been playing a lot better than I've ever played before.

19)  Her diagnosis of borderline personality disorder took a weight off her shoulders, especially because people acknowledged she needed help.

20)  This is such a weight off my shoulders. I think I am now going to go sleep for 12 hours.