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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY


safety valve

noun
     
safety valve [countable]
1TE a part of a machine that allows gas, steam etc to escape when the pressure becomes too great
2MP something that allows you to get rid of strong feelings without doing any harm:
Being able to express emotion is a healthy safety valve for the relationship.
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