Definition of “take the heat off sb” - English Dictionary

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“take the heat off sb” in British English

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take the heat off sb


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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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