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vent (one's) spleen

To voice one's anger. Mom's been venting her spleen to me for an hour already. Apparently, Aunt Marie has wronged her yet again.
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vent one's spleen

Fig. to get rid of one's feelings of anger caused by someone or something by attacking someone or something else. Jack vented his spleen at his wife whenever things went badly at work. Peter vented his spleen on his car by kicking it when it broke down.
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vent one's spleen

Express one's anger, as in Some people see town council meetings as a place where they can vent their spleen. This expression uses vent in the sense of "air," and spleen in the sense of "anger," alluding to the fact that this organ was once thought to be the seat of ill humor and melancholy. [First half of 1600s]
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vent your spleen

If you vent your spleen, you express your anger about something. He took up the attack, venting his spleen against the government for a full hour.
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vent your spleen

give free expression to your anger or displeasure.
2003 Guardian Woodgate 's clumsy challenge on the striker was not contested, though the visitors wasted little time in venting spleen at both the culpable Danish midfielder and, erroneously, the young pretender.
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vent your ˈspleen

(literary) express your anger in speech or writing: He vented his spleen on the assembled crowd.In the past, people believed that the spleen (= a small organ near the stomach that controls the quality of the blood cells) was responsible for making someone feel sad or bad-tempered. From this, it came to mean a person’s anger.
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vent one’s spleen

tv. to release one’s anger. I just feel like I have to vent my spleen at somebody.
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Lymphangioma is a benign tumor of the spleen involving the lymphatic endothelium.
Pathological rupture of the spleen in malaria: Analysis of 55 cases (1958-2008).
The proportion of patients who achieved a greater than or equal to 35% reduction in spleen volume by MRI was 30%, 50% and 63.
However, he had no idea that losing his spleen could have a far greater impact on his future health.
Pancreatic tumours share signal characteristics with that of the spleen [3], which makes differentiation difficult.
My sister is a staff nurse and she told me Craig was showing the classic signs of a ruptured spleen.
The spleen injury was made more likely because he suffered from cirrhosis, which caused it to be enlarged and more fragile, Dr Scott said.
Spleen was homogenated in 6 ml Hank's solution and centrifugated at a speed of 1,000 rpm for 3 min.
On examination at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a reducible midline incisional hernia was found and the spleen was palpated four fingerbreadths below the left costal margin.
This means that there are circulating inhibitory molecules which determine how large a spleen grows.
Out of action for a month 2008 November 15 Same Cheltenham meeting as previous year, he is kicked in the stomach and suffers a ruptured spleen in a fall from Pride Of Dulcote.
In fish, apart from the thymus, the lymphoid tissues are enmeshed in the major haemopoietic tissues- the spleen (Yoffey, 1929) and the kidney (Rasquin, 1951; Smith et al.
Therefore, standards of normal spleen sizes have been developed for different areas, and knowledge of the normal range of spleen size in the population is a prerequisite.
Paris Spleen contains rhapsodies, short narratives, litanies, fantasies, parables, mini-essays, and more--all told in thrilling poetic prose.
This case emphasises the pivotal role of transoesophageal ultrasound, not only in the examination of the cardiovascular system but in the monitoring of other organs, such as the spleen, in the setting of the intensive care unit.