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  • vanish into thin air
    to disappear without leaving a trace.
    My money gets spent so fast. It seems to vanish into thin air.
    When I came back, my car was gone. I had locked it, and it couldn’t have vanished into thin air!
  • vent one’s spleen
    to get rid of one’s feelings of anger caused by someone or something by attacking someone or something else.
    Because Jack didn’t get the job, he was angry, and he vented his spleen by shouting at his wife.
    Peter kicked his car to vent his spleen for losing the race.
  • vexed question
    a difficult problem about which there is a lot of discussion without a solution being found.
    The two brothers quarrelled over the vexed question of which of them should take charge of their father’s firm.
    We’ve seen a house that we like, but there’s the vexed question of where we’ll get the money from.
  • villain of the piece
    someone or something that is responsible for something bad or wrong.
    I wondered who told the newspapers about the local scandal. I discovered that Joan was the villain of the piece.
    We couldn’t think who had stolen the meat. The dog next door turned out to be the villain of the piece.
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22 October, 2020