relieve (one's) feelings

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relieve (one's) feelings

To do or say something as a means of venting or coping with one's feelings, especially anger or frustration. You may feel compelled to relieve your feelings of frustration by spanking your toddler, but it won't make you feel better, and it will teach them that violence is an acceptable solution to problems. Whenever anxiety takes hold of me, I go out for a walk along the canal to relieve my feelings.
See also: feeling, relieve

relieve your feelings

use strong language or vigorous behaviour when annoyed.
See also: feeling, relieve
References in classic literature ?
Miss Cornelia wiped her eyes again and having relieved her feelings by her blood-thirsty wish, took up her tale.
But maybe she was upset at seeing your wife so ill and relieved her feelings by having a go at you.