Meaning of the weight of the world in English:

the weight of the world

phrase

  • Used in reference to a very heavy burden of worry or responsibility.

    ‘he continues to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders’
    • ‘So when I saw him yesterday he looked down and beat, like he was bearing the weight of the world.’
    • ‘I sobbed silently; I felt heavy, as if the weight of the world was on my shoulders.’
    • ‘You'd swear they had the weight of the world on their shoulders, rather, in many cases the relatively trivial trials of a town council.’
    • ‘I have had the weight of the world on my shoulders coming into this fight.’
    • ‘She has the weight of the world on her shoulder and she also has to raise a 14-year-old son.’
    • ‘He no longer has the weight of the world on his shoulders.’
    • ‘I wake up feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders.’
    • ‘She sat at the podium, her shoulders slumped with the weight of the world.’
    • ‘He walked as if bearing the weight of the world on his shoulders.’
    • ‘He doesn't mention that sometimes he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders.’