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    a huge weight off my mind

    Hi, all. :)

    Could anyone help explain the meaning of the bold-phrase below?

    “So, Dylan,” Grandpa’s voice booms, “you like sheep?”
    I nearly choke on my pot roast. I’ve heard all the jokes about sheep herders and ewes. I toss him a horrified look. “No. I like girls.”
    Obviously he’s heard the jokes, too, because he lets loose a big laugh.“That’s a huge weight off my mind.”

    A million thanks for your kindness :)

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    Re: a huge weight off my mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Selviya87 View Post
    Hi, all. :)

    Could anyone help explain the meaning of the bold-phrase below?

    “So, Dylan,” Grandpa’s voice booms, “you like sheep?”
    I nearly choke on my pot roast. I’ve heard all the jokes about sheep herders and ewes. I toss him a horrified look. “No. I like girls.”
    Obviously he’s heard the jokes, too, because he lets loose a big laugh.“That’s a huge weight off my mind.”

    A million thanks for your kindness :)
    If someone has a "huge weight on their mind", it means that they are very worried about something.
    "I lost my wallet yesterday, and I was frantic. It was a huge weight off my mind when I found it on the sofa."

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    Re: a huge weight off my mind

    In this context, it can also mean, "That's a big relief to me."

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    #4

    Re: a huge weight off my mind

    Yes, I'm agree. :) Thanks for the suggestion :D

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    Re: a huge weight off my mind

    If someone has a "huge weight on their mind", it means that they are very worried about something.
    In this context, it can also mean, "That's a big relief to me."
    So, in the end, "weight on" means very worried and "weight off" means big relief right?

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    Re: a huge weight off my mind

    Quote Originally Posted by oatmeal View Post
    So, in the end, "weight on" means very worried and "weight off" means big relief right?
    You're on the ball today ;)

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