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blow off steam

简体
blow off steam
释放压力

Date: Apr 05 2012

Quote

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“Sometimes I need to blow off steam and dance really hard.”

- Actress and comedian Kristen Wigg talking about going out after work. (Us Weekly)

“有时我需要释放压力并用跳舞来放松自己。”
- 女演员、喜剧演员克里斯汀·韦格 (Kristen Wigg) 谈论工作后外出散心。

Definition

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do something to relax; release stress

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If you’ve ever boiled water in a kettle before, you know that at some point, that kettle has to blow. Sometimes, people have to blow off steam too. When you have a lot of pressure or stress built up inside you that needs to be released, you can say you need to blow off steam.

There are lots of different ways to blow off steam. The comedian Kristen Wigg, who starred in Bridesmaids, likes to blow off steam by partying. You can also blow off steam by working out, talking through your problems with friends, or taking a long walk. Sometimes, just being alone in a calm space can help you blow off steam.

How do you like to blow off steam? What kinds of situations make you feel like you need to blow off steam?

Examples

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“My favorite way to blow off steam is to exercise.”

“After that long meeting, I really need to go blow off steam.”

“I know you’re stressed, but yelling at me isn’t the best way to blow off steam.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

cubi1604 Let out everything inside you say your energy, emotions, feelings...
by cubi1604
To do something to get rid of one's anger or frustration.
by candycandice
goodmahsa to relax , having fun and reduce stress
by goodmahsa
marstanf Get rid of excess energy, or stress
by marstanf
Manu4 Get rid off stress, get rid off tensions
by Manu4
Ahshan make your eyes clear to see,make your head clear to think or to make determination,
by Ahshan
decrease tension and stress
by cheer manal
Jeyran I think it means to get rid of stress and bad emotions
by Jeyran
Orchestra to get rid of one's inner accumulated stress
by Orchestra
to do something that helps you get rid of a problem to make you relaxed
by Irene Forever
 julito to release pressure .
by julito

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kane charles

China

drink a bottle coca

05:45 AM Apr 17 2012 |

kane charles

China

drink a bottle coca

05:45 AM Apr 17 2012 |

nikhil kh

India

chat with frnds and play any types of game…..................

04:01 PM Apr 09 2012 |

Andressa Holland

Brazil

What beautiful, parion! You all right!


dkattleya, eme soul, marlene86, winter_sonata_nw, CatcheR, Buttafly, TachiToan… Indeed. I agree with you all.



Well, I like talking to people and relax doing something I like and trying not to thinking about what made me stress to blow of steam Smile

04:18 AM Apr 09 2012 |

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TachiToan

TachiToan

United States

I always try to avoid sharing my concerns to my friends or my family because although it might help me blow off steam, it may cause the worries from me to someone whom I care about. Therefore, Swimming, running or doing something that requires me physically and mentally stay on top are my choices of blowing off steam. Singing is another romantic way to release my stress, or sometimes I do so when I need to calm me down. Unfortunately, my vocal cords makes terrible sounds when I open my mouth to sing. lol

08:37 AM Apr 08 2012 |

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Radhwan

Radhwan

United Arab Emirates

I’m not sure of you, but I think I already replied to the topic
But otherwise simply an opinion on a subject as follows

The Holy Prophet tells us the things in our lives we live and we survive it every day
He said peace be upon him in a state of anger that if  I was standing so get to be sit if still angery the go to lay down  results calm as well as irregularity in the second way is to do wudoo washing the outskirts of the hands and feet with a face and a very inefficient

06:07 AM Apr 08 2012 |

emi0808

emi0808

Philippines

i blow off stream by making my self distracted and busy or just being alone in my room and kistening to music. but sometimes it’s more helpful to talk with my best friend and hangout to blow off my stream.

01:05 AM Apr 08 2012 |

khalid495

khalid495

Saudi Arabia

At first I always try not to have a chip on my shoulder as much as I can.. But if I became stressed-out I would go to see my best friend and have a chat. Every once in a while I stay alone seeing a comedy movie.

08:18 AM Apr 07 2012 |

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

opst, I said ‘break ’ again hkhkhk, but I rarely angry or out off emotion.

07:57 AM Apr 06 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

My real way to blow off steam is to shut the door in my room turn music out loud, probably will break your ears :D

07:56 AM Apr 06 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

manal, I’m not trouble maker hkhkhk

07:55 AM Apr 06 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Agnolia, thank goodness you are not continuing :D,

07:54 AM Apr 06 2012 |

winter_sonata_nw

Egypt

Most difficult situation makes me feel I need to blow off stream: during exams and  just after finishing them.


Best ways to blow off stream:praying and citing(reading) Qur’an.


And really Ebaby helps me to blow off stream.


Thanks for this nice and useful lesson. 

08:14 PM Apr 05 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Absolutely, shopping is a great stress reliever. Forgot about it. Used to do the same buying fancy shoes. Now the store is closed :), no shopping. Thank God!

07:50 PM Apr 05 2012 |

xiaopengyou

Taiwan

After a long stress, I often blow off steam by a crazy shopping.

07:40 PM Apr 05 2012 |

marlene86

Ukraine

singing helps me blow off stream) sometimes singing + dancing… taking a foamy bath is heplful as well

05:59 PM Apr 05 2012 |

eme soul

eme soul

United Arab Emirates

I always blow off steam by crying and just being alone 

05:53 PM Apr 05 2012 |

dkattleya

dkattleya

Indonesia

praying, going out with friends or crying are my ways to blow off my steam :D

03:09 PM Apr 05 2012 |

cheer manal

Morocco

hi Catcher i am afraid you are a ruin maker :)


 

03:01 PM Apr 05 2012 |

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cheer manal

Morocco

there is no a specific formula that can be followed to blow off steam. everybody got their own way to do it. i know people who feel better just after breaking everything in their house, after a huge damage. thank God at least i´m not involved in such stuff :) ,in a sense when i get upset or frustrated i just kick off dancing with boisterous music because it really works well for me, and sometimes all i need is having a good cry to release all those emotions. 

02:53 PM Apr 05 2012 |

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