blow off (some) steam

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 steam

Also, let off steam. Air or relieve one's pent-up feelings by loud talk or vigorous activity. For example, Joan's shouting did not mean she was angry at you; she was just blowing off steam, or After spending the day on very exacting work, Tom blew off steam by going for a long run . This metaphoric term refers to easing the pressure in a steam engine. [Early 1800s]
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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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blow off steam

verb
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blow off steam

To give vent to pent-up emotion.
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