Значение идиомы off one’s chest

[off one’s chest] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Told to someone and sonot bothering you anymore; not making you feel worried or upset, because you have talked about it.

After Dave told the principalthat he had cheated on the test, he was glad because it was off hischest.

Father felt that Tom wasn’t helping enough around thehouse, so he got it off his chest by giving Tom a list of things todo.

Compare: MAKE A CLEAN BREAST OF. Contrast: ON ONE’S CHEST.


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