stew in (one's) (own) juice(s)

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stew in (one's) (own) juice(s)

To brood over one's unpleasant emotions, such as guilt, anger, or anxiety, in isolation. Kevin was in such a foul mood at dinner that I left early and just let him stew in his own juice. I can tell the suspect is racked with guilt. Let her stew in her juices for a while, and she'll confess.
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stew in one's own juice

Fig. to be left alone to suffer one's anger or disappointment. John has such a terrible temper. When he got mad at us, we just let him go away and stew in his own juice. After John stewed in his own juice for a while, he decided to come back and apologize to us.
See also: juice, own, stew
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stew in one's own juice

Suffer the consequences of one's actions, as in He's run into debt again, but this time we're leaving him to stew in his own juice. This metaphoric term alludes to cooking something in its own liquid. Versions of it, such as fry in one's own grease, date from Chaucer's time, but the present term dates from the second half of the 1800s.
See also: juice, own, stew
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

stew in your own juice

suffer the unpleasant consequences of your own actions or temperament without the consoling intervention of others. informal
See also: juice, own, stew
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