take the pressure off


: to reduce the amount of stress felt by
Hiring more teachers would help take the pressure off our staff.

Examples of take the pressure off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bowers' remarkable ball skills and ability after the catch would take the pressure off of Wilson and could lighten running back Breece Hall's load in the passing attack. Jon Hoefling, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 Washing, drying and styling your hair the night before can take the pressure off a busy morning, but too much tossing and turning can quickly undo all your hard work. Georgia Day, Vogue, 30 Dec. 2023 Leave it to the tranquil beaches and beautiful bays to take the pressure off. Karen Ruffini, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 Her sons often lent a hand during their school lunch breaks to help take the pressure off their mother. Nasha Smith, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 For example, side-lying positions can take the pressure off your stomach. Parents Editors, Parents, 16 Sep. 2023 Someone must emerge to take the pressure off running back Quinshon Judkins, who was a standout in his freshman season but needs support to stop defenses from ganging up on him. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 Let your friends remind you of this -- and don't hesitate to take the pressure off. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 16 July 2023 With the latest consumer-price index data being taken by many as a sign that the Federal Reserve will soon halt rate increases, some investors might be betting that will help take the pressure off mortgage rates, too. WSJ, 12 July 2023

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“Take the pressure off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20pressure%20off. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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