get it out of one's system


: 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.
: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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