I look forward to weekends because I get to TAKE A LOAD OFF and simply take it easy. I make it a point to 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
- MAKING IT A POINT - making sure
- 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
|This subway ad says the company can pick up your load of laundry, so you can TAKE A LOAD OFF. :-) #idiom
Here are some examples of how this idiom is used.
- Maria, you've been working so hard. Why don't you TAKE A LOAD OFF?
- Tell Paul to TAKE A LOAD OFF; he's so stressed these days.
- Were you looking for us? We were just in the break room, TAKING A LOAD OFF.
- Tom, you really should TAKE A LOAD OFF. Why don't you ask us for help if you need it?
- I already TOOK A LOAD OFF; now, I'm ready to get back to work.
All right, folks! Let me know how you TAKE A LOAD OFF. You can comment below or reach me on Twitter or Facebook.
Take care, and talk to you soon!