let off (some) steam

andblow off (some) steam1.

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Lit. to lớn release steam. The locomotive let off some steam after it came to a halternative text. With a great hiss, it let off steam và frightened the children. 2. Fig. lớn work or play off excess energy. Those boys need lớn get out & let off some steam. Go out & let off steam! 3. Fig. khổng lồ release one"s pent-up emotions, such as anger, usually verbally. I"m sorry I yelled at you. I guess I needed khổng lồ let off some steam. She"s not that mad.

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She"s just letting off steam.See also: let, off, steam

let off steam

mainly BRITISH or

blow off steam

mainly AMERICANCOMMON If you let off steam or blow off steam, you bởi vì or say something which helps you to express or get rid of strong feelings of anger about something. Note: The following expressions refer khổng lồ the use of steam to provide power for a machine, especially a steam engine. Our teams meets every two weeks, giving everyone a chance lớn let off steam. I was so annoyed, I had khổng lồ go for a run just to let off steam. The discussions offer students an opportunity to lớn blow off steam about their teachers. Note: The reference here is khổng lồ steam escaping noisily from the safety valve sầu of a steam engine. See also: let, off, steam

let (or blow) off steam

get rid of pent-up energy or emotion. informal The image here is of the release of excess steam from a steam engine through a valve sầu.See also: let, off, steam

ˌlet off ˈsteam

(informal) release energy, strong feelings, nervous tension, etc. by intense physical activity or noisy behaviour: He lets off steam by going khổng lồ the gym after work. ♢ All children need lớn let off steam from time lớn time.See also: let, off, steam

let off steam

verbSee blow off some steamSee also: let, off, steam

let off steam, to

To give sầu vent to one’s feelings, or lớn work off excess energy. The term comes from the safety valve in steam locomotives, which prevented steam from building up lớn the point of exploding. Henry James used it in a letter in 1869, “I feel an irresistible need to lớn let off steam periodically & confide to a sympathetic ear.” See also blow off steam. See also: let, offSee also:
Let it roll! let it slip let it/(one) be let know let loose let loose of let loose of (someone or something) let loose something let me (just) say let me get bachồng lớn you (on that) let me have sầu it Let me have it! let me say let me see let me see/think let me tell you let me think let nature take its course let not the sun go down on your wrath let off let off (some) steam let off on let off on (someone or something) let off some steam let off steam let off steam, lớn let on let one let one loose let one rip let one's hair down let one's hair down, lớn let oneself go let oneself in for let or hindrance let out let out (some sound) let out (some) steam let out of let out of (something or some place) let out some kind of sound let pass let past let ride let rip let sleeping dogs lie let slide by let slip let slip away let slip by let slip something
- Từ đồng nghĩa, cách dùng từ tương tự Thành ngữ, tục ngữ let off steam, to
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