to get it out of your system

Idiom Definition

"to get it out of your system"

to do something that you have been very much needing or wanting to do such that the need or want is abated

Idiom Definition - to get it out of your system


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to get it out of your system

A man has returned home from a two month visit to his mother ...

Wife:  How was your visit?

Man:  Great! I started to quit smoking and have been three weeks without a cigarette.

Wife:  That's great! Why are you smoking now?

Man:  All of the associations with smoking are so strong here at home. I think that if I smoke for one or two days that I can get it out of my system.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to get it out of your system

Two students are talking at the beginning of a one week break from school ...

Student 1:  I've been studying so hard for the past three months that I haven't relaxed and partied at all.

Student 2:  I know what you mean. I have a terrible need to let loose and party and have some fun.

Student 1:  I suppose that we should get it out of our systems before school starts again because we won't be able to party then.

Student 2:  Let's go!

to get it out of your system - Usage:


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to get it out of your system - Gerund Form:

Getting the need to smoke out of your system can help you to finally quit.

to get it out of your system - Examples:

1)  If you want to cry, do it. Get it out of your system but then remember that tomorrow you'll be waking up in a new city.

2)  If you really feel like venting, perhaps you could get it out of your system by typing what you want to say to him in an on-going document

3)  Laugh at the product. Or cry and get it out of your system like I did the first time I had to muck about with it.

4)  Take the standard snapshot as soon as you arrive. Get it out of your system! Everyone secretly wants to have that shot.

5)  It hurts and it take a little while to get it out of your system each time.

6)  You've got to do it until you get it out of your system.

7)  Just get it out of your system so it won't come back!

8)  Are you writing this because you want to get it out of your system RIGHT NOW or because email is the correct place to start this conversation?

9)  I had caught the South Africa bug and couldn't get it out of my system.

10)  I figured it was probably best to get it out of my system so I wouldn't look like a blubbering baby the next morning.

11)  Took me months to get it out of my system. So I can understand how you must have felt.

12)  3 hrs in the cemetery crying. I needed to get it out of my system though.

13)  My husband thought the trip would get it out of my system but it's under my skin now.

14)  This will either get it out of my system, or reinforce the " need " for one.

15)  I'm pretty opinionated and want to get it out of my system.

16)  They just want to get it out of their system! What better way to vent than to write about it.

17)  Let them be a little noisy beforehand to get it out of their system.

18)  They should be "counseled" or given a six-month sabbatical to get it out of their system, she reckons.

19)  Let the boy get it out of his system, for goodness sake.

20)  Just get it out of your system so it won't come back!