take a load off (one's feet)

Definition of take a load off (one's feet)

chiefly US, informal
:to sit down and relax
  • You look tired. Come in and take a load off.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

load play
  1. : the quantity that can be carried at one time by a specified means

  2. : whatever is put on a person or pack animal to be carried : pack

  3. : whatever is put in a ship or vehicle or airplane for conveyance : cargo

  1. : to put a load in or on

  2. : to place in or on a means of conveyance

  3. : to encumber or oppress with something heavy, laborious, or disheartening : burden

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

feet
  1. : plural of foot


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