relieve (one's) feelings

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relieve (one's) feelings

To do or say something as a means of venting or coping with one's feelings, especially anger or frustration. You may feel compelled to relieve your feelings of frustration by spanking your toddler, but it won't make you feel better, and it will teach them that violence is an acceptable solution to problems. Whenever anxiety takes hold of me, I go out for a walk along the canal to relieve my feelings.
See also: feeling, relieve

relieve your feelings

use strong language or vigorous behaviour when annoyed.
See also: feeling, relieve
References in classic literature ?
To tell you the truth, my darling, I have written the foregoing not merely to relieve my feelings, but, also, still more, to give you an example of the excellent style in which I can write.
I was keeping down sudden impulses to smash a glass, throw a plate on the floor, do something violent to relieve my feelings.
I cannot close it until I relieve my feelings and explain to you everything.