give (full) vent to (something)

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give (full) vent to (something)

To passionately express one's negative emotion, such as anger, frustration, etc. Once we left the office, Sally gave vent to her anger about how promotions are unfairly awarded in our department. I work in customer service, so I'm used to people giving full vent to their frustration.
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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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All at once, he crushed his torch under his foot, and, without uttering a word, without giving vent to a sigh, he flung himself at full speed, head foremost against the wall, and fell fainting on the floor.
At last Anselmo and I agreed to leave the village and come to this valley; and, he feeding a great flock of sheep of his own, and I a large herd of goats of mine, we pass our life among the trees, giving vent to our sorrows, together singing the fair Leandra's praises, or upbraiding her, or else sighing alone, and to heaven pouring forth our complaints in solitude.
This dream made him run faster among his comrades, who were giving vent to hoarse and frantic cheers.
After hearing the details of Anatole's marriage from Pierre, and giving vent to her anger against Anatole in words of abuse, Marya Dmitrievna told Pierre why she had sent for him.
This fellow charged Nobs, whose Capronian experiences had taught him that discretion is the better part of valor--with the result that he dived head foremost into the stream beside me after giving vent to a series of ferocious growls which had no more effect upon Hyaena spelaeus than might a sweet smile upon an enraged tusker.
Pakistanis are retaliating by giving vent to their emotions by burning the Indian flag and by stomping on it.
They are also giving vent to young people alienated by a political process dominated by the territory's economic elite.
But they are also giving vent to young Hong Kongers alienated by a political process.
NO sooner has the leader of the free world, our greatest ally, our partner in defeating tyranny in two world wars, with the sacrifice of thousands of lives, thus affording the chattering classes amongst us the freedom of infantile heckling and worse, our state media and others move into full anti Trump mode, giving vent to some of the most foul mouthed vitriol your ever likely to hear.
The leader of National Party while congratulating newly elected office bearers of National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad stated that journalist community has confidence on their leaders who are the scions of fourth pillar of state with the prime responsibility of giving vent to the voice of downtrodden communities from Gilgit to Gwadar and Khyber to Karachi.
This is in an exercise of its constitutional role as watchdog of the society and agenda-setting role by giving vent to every marketable idea before the electorate.
He said Indian forces after their failure to curb the freedom struggle were giving vent to their frustration by shelling from across the border on civilian population of AJK.
In order to anchor Nazi-era survivors to circumstances that inspired and explains their notable emergence on the historical stage, Klein asks what was happening during the 1960s that fueled the decision of an aggregate of survivors to mass a public campaign for memory, giving vent to stories that they had told in circumscribed settings before.
That's why the sight of Andy giving vent to his passion for justice for ordinary people was an exciting moment.
While these recommendations that have to be ratified by the Congress high command are to strengthen the party structure, the Gujarat unit plans to go to the streets as well as the social media giving vent to public issues.