Vent spleen - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
Coming just a week after the EU Referendum result, the Godiva Festival offered Sir Bob the perfect chance to vent spleen
over a fractious campaign which saw the rocker take on Nigel Farage in a bizarre confrontation on the River Thames.
because he is a quality managerIt is a cardinal sin at any level of the game to vent spleen
at your players
So far thousands of residents have turned out to vent spleen
against the scheme.
He said: "The predominant lines are those that allow us to vent spleen
, to put people down.
They read extensively among records of widely varying objectivity and ranging in perspective from "speculative sentimentality" to "books perpetrated solely to vent spleen