get it out of one's system

idiom

Definition of get it out of one's system

informal
1 : to do something that one has been wanting to do so that one no longer feel a strong desire to do it You keep talking about making a cross-country trip. I think you just need to do it and get it out of your system.
2 : to get rid of a strong emotion (such as anger) by doing something He really angered her, so she went for a walk to get it out of her system.

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“Get it out of one's system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20it%20out%20of%20one%27s%20system. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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