vent your spleen

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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 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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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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You phone the radio or go on Twitter and vent your spleen and you feel better, and that's great.
IN response to the letter from Anon in Vent Your Spleen, who wrote about the Queen's Speech on Saturday, December 24.
Now you vent your spleen about everything you despise.
If you find the need to vent your spleen at intervals, I suggest that you pick on someone your own size.
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Go to a Cabinet meeting and vent your spleen at those in power, get hold of your local councillor and make them work.
We're giving you a chance on Friday to vent your spleen. Send your rant to: The Friday Rant, Margaret O'Reilly, South Wales Echo, Thomson House, Havelock Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR.
IF DB and 'others' (Vent Your Spleen, Tuesday, December 13) are sick of reading the letters I send in, there is a very simple solution, which I have no need to spell out.
He might be frustrated that he has struggled to get a regular run of games but that does not give you licence to vent your spleen before a big game, as he did.
Chairman of the panel, Margaret Percevel-Price, told Con Clarke: "This has been a tribunal used to vent your spleen against Stephen Kincaid.
ANON, NE16 * IN Friday's Vent Your Spleen the letter regarding the charity shops was very like one I was ready to post to your paper.
CONCERNING the letter from RP, Vent Your Spleen, April 23.
IN reply to Tim, Vent Your Spleen, April 2, who was commenting about the protest in London.
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