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Re: Phrase: Clear the air

Posted by Henry on July 16, 2003

In Reply to: Phrase: Clear the air posted by michael ketit on July 16, 2003

: I'm trying to find out if the phrase "clear the air" exists and if it does in what context do you use it?

Brewer simply gives a literal meaning;
To clear the air. To remove the clouds, mists, and impurities.
Figuratively, it means to remove suspicion and tension. If there are bad relations between you and another person, you could have a meeting to clear the air.