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    lay off your anger?

    Hi,

    Is it correct to say ‘Please lay off your anger’ to a person , when you want to suggest him that you are not the person he should get angry at. Are the following sentences better alternatives to the above mentioned sentence

    Please calm your anger.
    Please hold your anger.

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    MG

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    Re: lay off your anger?

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Is it correct to say ‘Please lay off your anger’ to a person , when you want to suggest him that you are not the person he should get angry at. Are the following sentences better alternatives to the above mentioned sentence

    Please calm your anger.
    Please hold your anger.

    Thanks,

    MG
    I would say: "do not take it (anger) out on me!

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    Re: lay off your anger?

    Hi musicgold,

    I would say : "Don't vent your anger on me!"

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: lay off your anger?

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    ...when you want to suggest him that you are not the person he should get angry at...
    Two good idiomatic alternatives for just this situation are "Don't shoot the pianist" (originally a sign in a violent brothel where there might be gun-fights, but now used in many other contexts) and "Don't kill/shoot/blame the messenger" (said by someone bringing bad news).

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    Re: lay off your anger?

    thanks a lot folks.

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