get (something) off one's chest

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get (something) off one's chest

:to tell someone about (something that has been making one upset or unhappy)
  • You've been a little cold to me lately. Is there something you'd like to get off your chest?

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

chest play
  1. : a container for storage or shipping

  2. : a cupboard used especially for the storing of medicines or first-aid supplies

  3. : the place where money of a public institution is kept : treasury


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