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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When he had seen him spring, a free man, to his feet, and had given vent to the transport of delight which the sight awakened, he went to work upon his own, which soon fell rattling down upon the ground, and left his limbs unfettered.
He was of the opinion that progressive writers, poets and critics have successfully given vent to an emotional impulse in the Urdu literature, but their temporal thought had pushed the literature to the lowest rung of the intellectual ladder.
LAHORE, October 29, 2011 (Frontier Star): PML-N Leader Nawaz Sharif's absence from the party's show of strength on Friday has given vent to the reports of widening differences between the Sharif brothers.
Warne had earlier in July given vent to his plight with British Airways over an uncomfortable trip from London to the US.
The LTF studies have been challenged by opponents of the project, particularly inhabitants of the Suse Valley (Italian Piedmont), who have given vent to their opposition through a series of protests and blockages over recent months.
The fact that Dr Rowan Williams seems to have given vent to the disappointment when answering questions at the Christian Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse could mean something far more serious.
With time running out to the start of the season, Newcastle Vipers boss Clyde Tuyl has given vent to his frustrations regarding the Findus British National League's failure to deliver a full fixtures list.
Small businesses in the Midlands have given vent to their feelings to a Government quango.