escape valve

NOUN
  1. a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
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How To Use escape valve In A Sentence

  • Some in Mexico view the exodus of millions of people as an embarrassment while others as an escape valve for social unrest.
  • The marches were little more than an escape valve for an establishment broadly supported in its basest enterprises by the mainstream.
  • They provide an escape valve, allowing citizens upset by government corruption, job losses or untempered greed to blow off some steam at something other than the Chinese government.
  • The marches were little more than an escape valve for an establishment broadly supported in its basest enterprises by the mainstream.
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