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carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders meaning

  • [American idiom]
    to appear to be burdened by all the problems in the whole world.
    Look at Tom. He appears to be carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
    Cheer up, Tom! You don't need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.

  • [American slang]
    Fig. to appear or behave as if burdened by all the problems in the whole world.
      Look at Tom. He appears to be carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
      Cheer up, Tom! You don't need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.

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