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English definition of “take the heat off sb”

take the heat off sb

informal
If someone or something takes the heat off you, he, she, or it reduces the amount of criticism you have to deal with: The deputy's resignation over the scandal has taken some of the heat off his superior.
(Definition of take the heat off sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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