take the pressure off

Definition of take the pressure off

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

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

pressureplay
  1. :  the burden of physical or mental distress

    :  the constraint of circumstance :  the weight of social or economic imposition

    :  the application of force to something by something else in direct contact with it :  compression

  1. :  to apply pressure to

    :  pressurize

    :  to cook in a pressure cooker

  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


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