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Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Off Steam’

To blow off steam means lớn do something that helps relieve sầu bức xúc, tension, anger, or svào emotions; to lớn get out one’s pent up feelings by complaining or talking loudly, or by some energetic activity; khổng lồ play or work off excess energy, especially children. 1Heacoông chồng, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American tienhieptruyenky.com>. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of tienhieptruyenky.com. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American tienhieptruyenky.com Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.

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Usage

Some of the activities one might engage in khổng lồ ‘blow off steam’ could be considered negative or unacceptable but the idiom is often used as an explanation for such behavior as in “he’s just blowing off steam.”

Examples Of Use

“I really need khổng lồ go out tonight và blow off some steam.”

“These kids have sầu been cooped up in the house for days. They need to lớn go out và let off steam.”

“Why is Alan yelling at everyone?” “He’s just blowing off steam.”

“You know you can Call me anytime you need to blow off steam. I’m always here for you.”

“I’m going to lớn hit the thể hình & let off steam. I’ve been working too much lately.”

Origin

Used since the 1800s.

This idiom alludes khổng lồ the literal meaning of blowing off steam, referring khổng lồ a steam engine releasing excess steam through a valve to lớn ease the pressure.


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Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American tienhieptruyenky.com>. Cambridge: Cambridge UPhường., 2010.

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Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of tienhieptruyenky.com. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American tienhieptruyenky.com Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.

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