give (full) vent to (something)

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give (full) vent to (something)

To passionately express one's anger or unhappiness. Once we left the office, Sally gave vent to her anger about how promotions are unfairly awarded in our department.
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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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give vent to

express or release (a strong emotion, energy, etc.).
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give (full) ˈvent to something

(informal) express a strong negative feeling freely and forcefully: I tried to stop myself giving full vent to my anger.
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There the poor mother of the youthful warrior who had returned home in triumph but to die, gave full vent to the anguish of a mother's heart.
Though "Miss LeGrand" never completely reined in her hatred of the German occupiers, the imprisoned Petit gave full vent to her patriotic rage: She insulted guards, scribbled pro-Belgian graffiti on her prison walls, and shouted during her trial and at her execution.
The Reds boss gave full vent to his frustrations at half-time and the result was a turnaround that provided a fourth straight league victory for his team.
uk ANGRY town centre traders gave full vent to their feelings at how bus gates are damaging their trade at a full council meeting.
The tea was made and with a drop of rum to go in it we gave full vent to our feelings: if that well-known war correspondent whose dispatches were read by millions in England had been in that dug-out he would have heard something about himself that would have surprised him.
The Israelis claim, and Western media gave full vent to the claims, that the rockets were to be shipped over land from Sudan via Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and delivered to Hamas in Gaza.
Between them they produced hit after hit that gave full vent to the loud and the glamorous, relentlessly steam-rolling their way through the charts.
And when she was out, she gave full vent to her artistic temperament by scripting a rollicking for a shopper who nicked her parking spot.
That allowed the other four to edge away from her, but it was then that she gave full vent to her passion as she powered past them to the line.
Yesterday, the manager finally gave full vent to his feelings on the subject of internal division within the Ibrox support.
That allowed the other four to edge away from her but it was then that she gave full vent to her passion as she powered past them to the line.
They gave full vent to their frustration to remain the only unbeaten side in the top flight, with man of the match Richie Baker scoring a brace.
Dailly, whose blue outbursts have twice been captured on TV in this Euro qualifying campaign, again gave full vent to his frustrations by blasting the blunder ref and bonkers bureaucrats who have cost him his Dutch dream.
But the Times gave full vent to correcting Blair's inaccuracies, inventions, plagiarisms and other misdeeds, in often numbing detail.
Taking on some 30 roles, Hare gave full vent to his own fiercely compassionate voice.