blow off steam

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To rant or shout in order to relieve stress; to vent.

Etymology:

  • Relief valves released the excess pressure in a steam engine to prevent the boiler from exploding.
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Don’t take it personally when he shouts like that. He’s just blowing off steam..

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Dampf ablassen

desahogarse

증기를 날려

desabafar

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    Alex
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    Karen
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