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give vent to something

Fig. to express anger. (The something is usually anger, ire, irritation, etc.) John gave vent to his anger by yelling at Sally. Bill couldn't give vent to his frustration because he had been warned to keep quiet.
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give vent to

Express an emotion, as in He didn't dare give vent to his annoyance in front of her parents. [Late 1500s]
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One of the measures which has been acclaimed by Scandinavian researchers is the 'scribbling wall,' where young people could give vent to their bottled-up feelings by scribbling their thoughts on the wall," Mr Sami reports.
It's about giving every child a chance to really enjoy different types of music and give vent to their creative imaginations.
Impact general secretary Peter McLoone said: "The people that we represent now want to give vent to their anger and their frustration and that's why they are taking to the streets.
There are many cricket pundits who give vent to their own inadequacies by going after the man in charge in their columns.
Similarly, it ill behoves our PM, or any members of his government, to give vent to similar condemnatory language when referring to how other countries cope with freak weather conditions, or run their countries either.
Take the opportunity to give vent to all your frustrations and slag off the boss.
London, Sept 30 (ANI): Michael Jackson's sister La Toya took to her Twitter page to give vent to her emotions while appearing in the Los Angeles Superior Court to hear the Dr Conrad Murray Manslaughter trial.
I have more respect and admiration for such as the Salvation Army who have been out night after night trying to bring some comfort and support to the homeless than all the fireside critics who set themselves up as intellectually superior in order give vent to their bitter and twisted logic.
Yes, there we were, happily allowing Cardiff City skipper Graham Kavanagh to give vent to his understandable feelings that the Bluebirds' sloppy home form ruined their promotion chances last season, and driving the message home that the same thing can't possibly happen again.
I can't give vent to my feelings because she screams at me and says I'm stopping her from enjoying her grand- children.
asked the Midlander, clearly in the mood to give vent to his anger as he, like Walton, handed in a 75.
The three men, from different generations, give vent to how they see things, where they've gone wrong and how communities are pulled apart.
The mock documentary style gives full rein to Guest's wicked humour as gay New Yorkers, a menswear salesman, a fly-fishing nut, and yuppie lawyers give vent to their neurotic obsessions.
It's nature's way of helping you to give vent to your emotions rather than keeping everything bottled up.
And people angered by the German car giant's treatment of Longbridge will be able to give vent to their feelings by paying pounds 1 a time to take a swing at a BMW saloon with a sledgehammer.