blow off some steam


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blow off (some) steam

To release strong emotions or energy by engaging in some kind of enjoyable, vigorous, or relaxing activity. I went on a run to blow off steam after our fight. When work gets frustrating, I like to go bowling to blow off some steam.
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blow off (some) steam

and let off (some) steam
tv. to release emotional tension by talking or getting angry. Let off some steam. Get it out of your system. The kids run around and let off some steam.
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Later, he called Bowman, who was supportive but told him, "Michael, just because you want to blow off some steam doesn't mean you can be an idiot.
If these heroic souls want to blow off some steam and play a few pranks on each other, as long as they are not too extreme, let them.
Those "jam sessions" allow employees or clients to blow off some steam, cut loose during the post-lunch doldrums, and more importantly, bond over a stab at Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir.
This might just be his chance to really talk to her, and it will be fun to drink a little and blow off some steam on the warm summer night.
Next month will be your time to blow off some steam.
Thanks for your magazine and for letting me blow off some steam.
Who wouldn't want to blow off some steam after a year of that?
In an effort to blow off some steam and do some bonding, the team has taken to the courts
Exercise will help you blow off some steam and there's nothing like endorphins for tackling stress.
She started out by inviting Kourtney to go to the gym to blow off some steam.
I will probably go and have a drink with some friends, blow off some steam.
Follow that with a Limo pick up and a trip to the gun range to blow off some steam.