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Someone who is or feels completely destroyed, hollow, forsaken, or inadequate. Taken from the biblical symbolism of a person being a vessel into which God fills divine wisdom and grace. I have no one who cares about me, and I have no job or prospects. I'm feeling like a broken vessel these days.
A woman. The phrase comes from the New Testament. I don't care if you think I'm just a weaker vessel—I've trained to fight on the front lines.
See also: vessel
burst a blood vessel
1. To put forth great effort towards some goal or end. Annabelle practically burst a blood vessel cleaning the whole house and setting up all the guest rooms for you guys, and you don't even appreciate it!
2. To become angry and begin yelling. The boss burst a blood vessel when he heard that the printer still hadn't finished our order.
Empty vessels make the most sound.
Prov. Foolish people make the most noise. I suspect Amy is not very smart. She chatters constantly, and as they say, empty vessels make the most sound.
burst/bust a blood vessel(informal)
1. to use a lot of effort doing something I'd like the designs as soon as possible, but don't bust a blood vessel!
2. to become very angry and start shouting He nearly burst a blood vessel when he heard what they'd done to his car.
Empty vessels make (the) most noise/sound.
something that you say which means that people who talk a lot and frequently express their opinions are often stupid David talks as if he's an expert on everything, but empty vessels make most noise.