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Give the air to

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 10, 2005

In Reply to: Give the air to posted by ESC on October 08, 2005

: : What is the meaning of the prohibition time phrase "give the air to"?

: Give someone the air is American slang for reject or dismiss someone.

: I am guessing that it refers to the breeze when someone passes by.

My memory is playing tricks on me. I "remember" an inquiry about "gave him the air," and I remember answering it with something like, "showed him the door, turned him away, let him have all the atmospere he needed, fired him." But I don't see any such post, so I have to conclude that I have an undiscovered brain aneurysm. SS