blow off some steam
To take part in a perceived fun activity or activities after an intense emotional taxing day or days at work , school, or home. Always associated with doing something different to get your mind away from your problems. Typical non-harmful activities include exercising, sex, playing games, camping, dancing, watching a movie, listening to music.Some activities can be satisfying but ultimately detrimental to your health such as binging on alcohol, drugs, smoking, or food.Other activities can be criminal. Spray Painting walls, vandalizing homes or places of businesses, rioting (usually after a favorite team loses), or physically taking their aggressions
out on people (spousal abuse
, worker abuse or detainee
abuse have been cited as blowing off some steam).