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vent (one's) spleen

To voice one's anger. Mom's been venting her spleen to me for an hour already. Apparently, Aunt Marie has wronged her yet again.
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vent one's spleen

Fig. to get rid of one's feelings of anger caused by someone or something by attacking someone or something else. Jack vented his spleen at his wife whenever things went badly at work. Peter vented his spleen on his car by kicking it when it broke down.
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vent one's spleen

Express one's anger, as in Some people see town council meetings as a place where they can vent their spleen. This expression uses vent in the sense of "air," and spleen in the sense of "anger," alluding to the fact that this organ was once thought to be the seat of ill humor and melancholy. [First half of 1600s]
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vent your spleen

If you vent your spleen, you express your anger about something. He took up the attack, venting his spleen against the government for a full hour.
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vent your spleen

give free expression to your anger or displeasure.
2003 Guardian Woodgate 's clumsy challenge on the striker was not contested, though the visitors wasted little time in venting spleen at both the culpable Danish midfielder and, erroneously, the young pretender.
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vent your ˈspleen

(literary) express your anger in speech or writing: He vented his spleen on the assembled crowd.In the past, people believed that the spleen (= a small organ near the stomach that controls the quality of the blood cells) was responsible for making someone feel sad or bad-tempered. From this, it came to mean a person’s anger.
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vent one’s spleen

tv. to release one’s anger. I just feel like I have to vent my spleen at somebody.
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After measurement of spleen size on ultrasound, the patients having spleen larger than 13.
The inquest was told that Mr Mitton had his spleen removed - known as a splenectomy - after he was stabbed in the back in what was described as a domestic incident.
Effect on Immune Organs: Colchicine was administered for 28 days to investigate its effect on immune organs such as spleen and thymus.
The role of spleen as a blood filter was found to be very significant by a series of animal experiments and patients' followup studies which revealed actual importance of spleen in protection from blood borne sepsis.
A few months later, at follow-up a PET/CT revealed low attenuation focus in the spleen with a standardized uptake value (SUV) of 11.
Vascular neoplasms are the most common primary nonlymphoid, nonhematopoietic neoplasms of the spleen, including hemangioma, lymphangioma, hamartoma, littoral cell angioma, angioendothelioma, and angiosarcoma.
Hemangiomas of the spleen are incidentally discovered because they are slow growing and are usually asymptomatic.
Stress appears to prompt the release of stem cells from the bone marrow to the spleen, where they develop into white blood cells, or monocytes, and expand over time," Jonathan Godbout, Associate Professor at Ohio State, said.
There was some notion that the spleen is an open blood systems that simply filters antigens, Eisenbarth says.
There is evidence from this paper that the MAPCs in the spleen decrease the damaging effect on the SCI from the immune cells in the spleen.
sup][15] During our operation, we smoothly separated the pancreatic tumor from the spleen and splenic vessel and removed the intact tumor meticulously.
The serological tests for malaria, Kala Azar, and hydatid disease also turned out to be negative, thus excluding an infectious etiology for the enlarged spleen.
The 23-year-old underwent surgery yesterday to remove his spleen following a freak accident on a water slide.
Histological examination of the spleen confirmed rupture of the splenic capsule (Fig.