What does get something off your chest mean?

What is the definition of get something off your chest?

The meaning of "get something off your chest" is:
The definition of "get something off your chest" is:

(verb) to tell someone about your feelings or emotions, especially after not speaking for a long time

Example Sentences:

Mom: I need to get something off my chest. I hate your new boyfriend!
Daughter: But I love him!

A: Dad, I don’t want to study Law anymore. I want to be a dancer.
B: How long have you felt this way?
A: For 2 years. I’m only getting it off my chest now because I didn’t want to disappoint you.
B: You can never disappoint me, son!

Stuart’s roommate got something off his chest last night when he told Stuart that he was too messy.

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