weight of the world on one's shoulders

A very heavy load of worry or responsibility; very tired or worried behavior, as if carrying the world; behavior as if you are very important.
Don't look as if you had the weight of the world on your shoulders, Henry, just because you have to mow the lawn.
John acts as if he were carrying the world on his back because he has a paper route.
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