take a load off one's feet

{v. phr.} To alleviate one's fatigue by sitting down during some taxing work. * /"You've been standing there for hours, Jake," John said. "Why don't you take a load off your feet?"/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • take\ a\ load\ off\ one's\ feet — v. phr. To alleviate one s fatigue by sitting down during some taxing work. You ve been standing there for hours, Jake, John said. Why don t you take a load off your feet? …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • get a load off one’s feet — AND take a load off one’s feet tv. to sit down and relax. □ Sit down and get a load off your feet. □ Take a load off your feet and have a drink …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • load — /loʊd / (say lohd) noun 1. that which is laid on or placed in anything for conveyance. 2. a. the quantity that can be or usually is carried, as in a cart: to take several loads to the tip. b. (often in compounds such as carload, truckload) this… …   Australian English dictionary

  • load — {{11}}load (n.) that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden, c.1200, from O.E. lad way, course, carrying, from P.Gmc. *laitho (Cf. O.H.G. leita, Ger. leite, O.N. leið way, course ); related to O.E. lædan to guide, from PIE *leit to go forth …   Etymology dictionary

  • load — load1 [ loud ] noun *** 1. ) count something that a person or animal carries, especially a large amount of things: The men were struggling with their heavy loads. a ) count the goods that a vehicle carries: load of: She drove back from the farm… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • sit — verb 1) you d better sit down Syn: take a seat, be seated, perch, ensconce oneself, flop; informal take the load off one s feet; Brit.; informal take a pew 2) she sat the package on the table Syn: put, place …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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