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    #1

    tension went off

    Hi

    Is it OK to say: The tension went off me like air from a balloon.

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    Re: tension went off

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Is it OK to say: The tension went off me like air from a balloon.
    No.

    The tension left me ...
    The tension drained out of me ...
    The tension was released from my body ...

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    Re: tension went off

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
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    Is it OK to say: The tension went off me like air from a balloon.
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    Air is in a balloon, so it would have to go out, not off.

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    Re: tension went off

    And we hold tension in our body, not on it.

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