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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. ('Iron fist in a velvet glove' is the full form.)
||Vent your spleen
||If someone vents their spleen, they release all their anger about something.
||Vicar of Bray
||(UK) 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.