unburden (oneself) to (someone)(redirected from unburden himself to)
unburden (oneself) to (someone)
To share one's intimate emotions, thoughts, or secrets with someone else, especially that which is troubling, stressful, or distressing. I had simply asked him how things had been, when suddenly he unburdened himself to me about all the problems he's been dealing with in work. I apologize for unbosoming myself to you like that. I just haven't had anyone to talk to since the divorce.
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unburden oneself to someone
Fig. to tell someone about one's trouble or anxiety. I didn't mean to unburden myself to you. I'm just so upset. She unburdened herself to her mother.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.