Talk:vent one's spleen

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Rfv-sense: "To state clearly, and often angrily, a complaint that one has been keeping quiet about."

As I understand the expression, "clarity" is not essential to the def.; anger is. Also, the target of one's spleen may not be the cause of the anger or even connected to it. DCDuring TALK * Holiday Greetings! 03:52, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

I've removed it anyway. It seems to be redundant to the first definition, but not as well written. Anyone want to contest my decision? Do so. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:44, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Striking as RFV failed, since although it's not obvious from Mglovesfun's comment, he removed the sense with the edit summary "2nd def fails RFV", more than a month after it was listed here. —RuakhTALK 23:20, 11 July 2010 (UTC)