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    Idiomatic expression

    What does "run in to spleen" mean?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    The full context/sentence would help.

    The use of "spleen" is often to indicate dissatisfaction and anger with something. It comes from the internal organ which was believed to be the seat of these emotions.

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    Run to spleen

    Anglika:

    The expression comes from a Wikipedia article about ABBA:

    "The swedish group lasted until 1983 when, caught hopelessly out of time, the hits dried up and the petty arguments ran to spleen."

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    Fits perfectly, then: "resentful anger" .As I recall, ABBA fell out in a big way.

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