blow off some steam


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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 (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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"It's time to blow off some steam after a busy few months," Marvin told me.
If you're a fight fan who is ready to go pedal to the metal, or just want to blow off some steam, nothing hits the spot like Fighter Uncaged, an MMA street fighting game on the Kinect.
Abu Ali, 33, a poet from eastern Baghdad's al-Sadr district, told Aswat al-Iraq the Iraqi families make good use of the Eid holidays to blow off some steam as well as visit relatives and friends.
The concept behind the tomatina does not seem to be based on religious or cultural grounds, more of an opportunity for thousands of people to throw over-ripe tomatoes at each other, blow off some steam and have fun as summer draws to an end.
However, if your stress stems from everyday life issues, then blow off some steam with a walk or bike ride.
Some people eat, some people meditate, some people go out for a night on the town to "blow off some steam." For me, exercise is the best solution to stress management.
Later, he called Bowman, who was supportive but told him, "Michael, just because you want to blow off some steam doesn't mean you can be an idiot." Debbie Phelps, his mother, cried at the news.
One weekend, a few of us headed to Hot Springs, Ark., to blow off some steam. We were looking for girls, of course, and, in no time, the four of us were talking to a couple of local beauties in a town restaurant.
Even top statesmen have to blow off some steam. Peru's Alejandro Toledo shouted at a journalist on live television; vote fraud was the issue.
Those "jam sessions" allow employees or clients to blow off some steam, cut loose during the post-lunch doldrums, and more importantly, bond over a stab at Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir."
This might just be his chance to really talk to her, and it will be fun to drink a little and blow off some steam on the warm summer night.
Next month will be your time to blow off some steam.
Thanks for your magazine and for letting me blow off some steam.