get (something) off one's chest, to

get something off one's chest

to unburden oneself; to confess something; to criticize or make a personal complaint to someone. You will feel better if you get it off your chest. I have to get this off my chest. I'm tired of your rudeness to me!
See also: chest, get, off

get (something) off (one's) chest

To vent one's pent-up feelings.
See also: chest, get, off

get (something) off one's chest, to

To unburden oneself of a secret, criticism, worry, or the like. The London Daily Chronicle of 1902 is cited by the OED: “To deliver a message to the world or to express the individual personality—to ‘get it off your chest’ is the horrid vulgar phrase.”
See also: get, off
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