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Get something off one’s chest


Need to speak your mind. Asking a nagging question which may impact one’s feelings about another.¬† ‘Off the chest’ refers to a weight on one’s heart that needs to be told for relief. (Compare to Unload.)

“I don’t mind you living with us under one roof, but there’s something I need to get off my chest, ‘did you take my gun?’ because its gone.”

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