let off steam

let off steam
GIVE VENT TO ONE'S FEELINGS, speak one's mind, speak out, sound off, lose one's inhibitions, let oneself go; use up surplus energy.
steam

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let off steam
1. To release steam into the atmosphere
2. To work off energy
3. To give vent to anger or annoyance
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Main Entry:steam

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to express your feelings of anger or excitement without harming anyone

The meeting will be a chance for the protesters to let off steam.

Thesaurus: to express angersynonym
Main entry: steam

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I
see steam
II let (or blow) off steam
informal (of a person) get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion

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ˌlet off ˈsteam idiom
(informal) to get rid of your energy, anger or strong emotions by doing sth active or noisy

I went for a long walk to let off steam.

Main entry:steamidiom

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