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    I was looking for the opposite for "A load off your mind"

    Hi,

    I was looking for the opposite for "A load off your mind" or something which has the opposite meaning.

    After a lot of struggle, I made this "That was a mental burden for me", is it correct?

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    Re: I was looking for the opposite for "A load off your mind"

    A mental burden conveys the "load" part but not its direction. A load off your mind suggests that the burden was removed:

    A: "I paid your library fines."
    B: "Thanks! That's a load off my mind."

    ​ I can't think of a suitable opposite but I bet there is one.
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    Re: I was looking for the opposite for "A load off your mind"

    'Weighs (heavily) on my mind', perhaps? It's not a commonly used phrase though.
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    Re: I was looking for the opposite for "A load off your mind"

    "A load on my mind". "Those unpaid bills were a load on my mind."

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    Re: I was looking for the opposite for "A load off your mind"

    I wonder if that's a specific AusE phrase. I've never heard it in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I was looking for the opposite for "A load off your mind"

    I've heard "weight on one's shoulder(s)" a few times. This is what Ngram Viewer shows:
    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...oulder%3B%2Cc0

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