take a load off (one's feet)

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

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to sit down and relax You look tired. Come in and take a load off.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

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

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

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

  1. :  to put a load in or on

    :  to place in or on a means of conveyance

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

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

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

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

feet
  1. : plural offoot


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