blow off steam
Also, let off steam. Air or relieve one's pent-up feelings by loud talk or vigorous activity. For example, Joan's shouting did not mean she was angry at you; she was just blowing off steam, or After spending the day on very exacting work, Tom blew off steam by going for a long run. This metaphoric term refers to easing the pressure in a steam engine. [Early 1800s]
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This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
Liberal Democrats like to blow their bugles about how all the big money in politics comes from rich Republicans.
On Friday, the story had looked like it might blow over as Buckingham Palace sought to dismiss it as a “civil case.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
A colossal steam "traveller" had ceaselessly carried great blocks of stone and long steel girders from point to point.
Two huge steam engines had snorted and puffed for three whole years.
Greenlaw (Charles P.), his efforts in obtaining steam for India, 560.