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Vale of tears
This vale of tears is the world and the suffering that life brings.
This idiom is used to describe a person who appears gentle, but is determined and inflexible underneath.
Vent your spleen
If someone vents their spleen, they release all their anger about something.
Vicar of Bray
A person who changes their beliefs and principles to stay popular with people above them is a Vicar of Bray
A vicious circle is a sequence of events that make each other worse- someone drinks because they are unhappy at work, then loses their job... 'Vicious cycle' is also used.
If something is virgin territory, it hasn't been explored before.
If you do a volte-face on something, you make a sudden and complete change in your stance or position over an issue.
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