I look forward to weekends because I get to TAKE A
LOAD OFF
and simply take it easy. I take my time and
move at a much slower
pace. During the week, I TAKE A
LOAD OFF by sitting down to a cup of tea between jobs or
treating myself to a nice bowl of ramen (Japanese noodle
soup), which is perfect on cold, wintry days.

  • GET TO - able to
  • TAKE A LOAD OFF - take a break; relax
  • TAKE IT EASY - relax; calm down
  • TAKE MY TIME - not hurry; not be in a rush
  • PACE - speed
  • TREAT YOURSELF - give yourself something you like or enjoy


You can TAKE A LOAD OFF at the end of the day. You can TAKE A LOAD OFF and go on
vacation. You can even TAKE A LOAD OFF for just a few minutes to
catch your breath
or
take a breather. Some people TAKE A LOAD OFF by sitting in front of the TV. Others
TAKE A LOAD OFF with a glass of wine; still others TAKE A LOAD OFF by having dinner
out with friends. I sometimes TAKE A LOAD OFF by watching movies or doing some
writing. How about you? How do you TAKE A LOAD OFF?

  • CATCH YOUR BREATH - relax
  • TAKE A BREATHER - take a quick break/rest
How do you take a load off?
This subway ad says the company can pick up your load of laundry, so you can TAKE
A LOAD OFF. :-)


Here are some examples of how this idiom is used.
    1.  Maria, you've been working so hard. Why don't you TAKE A LOAD OFF?
    2.  Tell Paul to TAKE A LOAD OFF; he's so stressed these days.
    3.  Were you looking for us? We were just in the break room, TAKING A LOAD
    OFF.
    4.  Tom, you really should TAKE A LOAD OFF. Why don't you ask us for help if
    you need it?
    5.  I already TOOK A LOAD OFF; now, I'm ready to get back to work.

  • WHY DON'T YOU - you should

Alright, folks! I hope you all get some time to take a load off.

Take care, and good luck!
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