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get it off your chest

Meaning: If you get it off your chest, you tell somebody about something that's been bothering you and you've been thinking about a lot.

For example:

  • I can see that something's upsetting you, so why don't you get it off your chest and tell me what it is. You'll feel better if you do.

  • Charlie was feeling bad about cheating on his wife, so he got it off his chest and told her about it. She divorced him soon after.

Quick Quiz:

Alex had been worrying about it, and he needed to get it off his chest so he went to
  1. work out at the gym
  2. talk to his priest
  3. see a skin doctor

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