a weight off one's mind/shoulders

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a weight off one's mind/shoulders

: a relief from worry

Word by Word Definitions

weight play
  1. : the amount that a thing weighs

  2. : the standard or established amount that a thing should weigh

  3. : one of the classes into which contestants in a sports event are divided according to body weight

  1. : to oppress with a burden

  2. : to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight

  3. : to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely

shoulder play shoulders
  1. : the laterally projecting part of the human body formed of the bones and joints with their covering tissue by which the arm is connected with the trunk

  2. : the region of the body of nonhuman vertebrates that corresponds to the shoulder but is less projecting

  3. : the two shoulders and the upper part of the back

  1. : to push or thrust with or as if with the shoulder : jostle

  2. : to place or bear on the shoulder

  3. : to assume the burden or responsibility of


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