Meaning of “take the weight off your feet/legs” in the English Dictionary

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"take the weight off your feet/legs" in British English

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take the weight off your feet/legs

If you take the weight off your feet/legs, you sit down, especially after standing or walking for a long time:

You must be exhausted after all that shopping - sit down and take the weight off your feet!

(Definition of “take the weight off your feet/legs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)