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let rip

1. To let out a wild, uncontrolled burst of anger or frustration. Wow, I've never seen Dave let rip into anyone like that. He's usually so mild mannered. I was expecting Mom to really let rip after she found out we'd broken the window, but she just sent us to our room for the last hour.
2. To far, especially noisily and indiscreetly. I can't believe you let rip in front of my parents like that. I was absolutely mortified.
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let rip

INFORMAL
COMMON
1. If you let rip, you stop controlling yourself and suddenly do something with great energy or emotion. She throws her head back and lets rip with the loudest scream imaginable. Note: You can also say that someone lets it rip with the same meaning. Halfway through the song she lets it rip and you really feel the power of that voice. All of them know exactly when to let it rip and when to tread softly.
2. If you let rip, you suddenly express strong opinions and feelings about a subject that you previously didn't allow yourself to talk about. Every now and then in a relationship it's good to just let rip and say exactly how you feel. When he quit the Commons he let rip, claiming Parliament was `a club for fat, tired, unfit old men'.
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let rip

1 do something or proceed vigorously or without restraint. 2 express yourself vehemently or angrily. informal
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let ˈrip (at somebody) (with something)

(informal) speak or do something with great force, enthusiasm, etc. and without control: He was furious. He let rip at me with a stream of abuse.In the last song, the singer really let rip.
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The ex-chiropodist let rip in his inimitable fashion this week, accusing Stephane Henchoz of spitting at him while mischievously directing two fingers at the Kop when they inquired of the score.
Run a hose out to the garden den, hook up your sprinklers and let rip.
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There's also a chance at the end of the class to let rip with some jazz and African dance.
He let rip with a verbal volley and turned the air so blue the poor whistler had no option but to show red.
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They led 10-3 at half-time with tries by Mark Sibson and Gareth Riley, but let rip in the second half scoring 45 unanswered points.
I'm gagging to be on the loose again and let rip," he says ominously.
LOUDMOUTH Alf Garnett got the nation laughing as he let rip with his outrageous opinions in the sitcom as Till Death Us Do Part topped the TV ratings.
Geordie presenters Ant and Dec were forced to apologise live on air after the former Sex Pistol let rip when he learnt viewers had voted for him to stay in the jungle for at least another day.
WELL folks, Lisa has finally done what she's been promising for the last 12 days or so and let rip at the housemates.
He hunched slightly and, with Frankie holding his drill bit to the rock face, let rip.
Zahovic let rip at Slovenia coach Katanec for substituting him in their opening match against Spain.
Sub Ben Burgess completed the recovery with a last-gasp leveller but Holloway let rip.
Kate and Jim (right) caused quite a stir at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles last week when they let rip with an almighty row.