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blow off steam

blow off steam

Date: Apr 05 2012


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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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)

- 女演员、喜剧演员克里斯汀·韦格 (Kristen Wigg) 谈论工作后外出散心。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something to relax; release stress

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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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?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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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.”


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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Reading or listening CoolQuran is really blow off steam, and I feel comfortable

10:21 AM Apr 05 2012 |




I really need to blow off steam those days, i’m stressed out.

09:59 AM Apr 05 2012 |



jmchezz my favorite way of blowing off steam. Another method is to write down your thoughts and feeling. This way you share everything that make you feel uncomfortable.

At the moment I need some period to blow off steam and relax. Hope this summer I’ll be able to do it.

08:29 AM Apr 05 2012 |

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reading books while lestining music is one way to blow off steam.

08:20 AM Apr 05 2012 |




For me, the best way to blow off steam is playing with kids as one of them, in that time i forget all my stress and responsibilities.

07:08 AM Apr 05 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It depends on the situation ,but most of the time weeping,talking to a close and concerned friend about the problem,doing exercise or dancing , writing whatever annoys you on a piece of paper or in your diary consecutively can work and for some people specially men , shouting or hitting sth seems to be effective too.

05:46 AM Apr 05 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When somethings complicated or hard situations happen to me, firstly I will cry :),but after few time ( it depends on how hard it was!;) ) .

I decide to blow off steam with hard working!I make myself busy with something new! Learning new art,cooking new foods, having fun with new hobby or communicate with new friends ( like comming to Ebaby ;) )! Travelling and going out with my dear friends help me so much too,but I dont want to be alone at all!

I dont let me to be sad or angry for long time ,I always help myself to live better and I’ve been successful so far!:)

03:19 AM Apr 05 2012 |




Ryo, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. A helping light…

02:23 AM Apr 05 2012 |




Eventually, we’re getting stronger and immune to those harsh realities, right Ryo?

01:50 AM Apr 05 2012 |




For me it’s any unexpected situation. When you expect that everything goes smoothly, you’re relaxed and happy and then, all of a sudden, an unexpected criticism, remark or betrayal which just like a backstab and you feel very upset , shocked or frustrated. I think it happens to everyone, even to thick-skinned people who have different reason to blow off steam. Interesting question, people react differently on the same stimulus. For some people just the view of the mess can be a reason to blow off steam. Not for me Smile

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