get something off one's chest

get something off one's chest
get something off one's chest informal say something that one has wanted to say for a long time.
Main Entry: chest

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  • get something off one's chest — idi+inf get something off one s chest, to ease anxiety by finally discussing one s problems …   From formal English to slang

  • get something off one's chest — (informal) CONFESS, disclose, divulge, reveal, make known, make public, make a clean breast of, bring into the open, tell all about, get a load off one s mind. → chest * * * informal say something that one has wanted to say for a long time,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get something off one's chest — informal say something that one has wanted to say for a long time. → chest …   English new terms dictionary

  • chest, get something off one's —  Say something to relieve one s feelings …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • chest — ► NOUN 1) the front surface of a person s body between the neck and the stomach. 2) the circumference of a person s upper body. 3) a large strong box for storage or transport. 4) Brit. the treasury or financial resources of an institution. ● get… …   English terms dictionary

  • chest — [chest] n. [ME chest, chiste < OE, ON, or L: OE cist & ON kista < L cista < Gr kistē, a box, basket < IE * kista, woven container > OIr cess, basket] 1. a box with a lid and, often, a lock, for storing or shipping things 2. Rare a… …   English World dictionary

  • chest — chestful /chest fool/, n. /chest/, n. 1. Anat. the trunk of the body from the neck to the abdomen; thorax. 2. a box, usually with a lid, for storage, safekeeping of valuables, etc.: a toy chest; a jewelry chest. 3. the place where the funds of a… …   Universalium

  • chest — noun 1》 the front surface of a person s or animal s body between the neck and the stomach.     ↘the whole of a person s upper trunk. 2》 a large strong box for storage or transport. 3》 Brit. the treasury or financial resources of an institution.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chest — /tʃɛst / (say chest) noun 1. the trunk of the body enclosed by the ribs and breastbone and containing the heart and lungs; the thorax. 2. a box, usually a large, strong one, for the safekeeping of valuables. 3. the place where the funds of a… …  

  • get — This word of many meanings has a primary one: to obtain, to come into possession of. It has numerous informal, idiomatic, or slangy meanings and appears in several hackneyed expressions. Among informal meanings of get and got (the past tense of… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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