Give the air to

Posted by ESC on October 08, 2005

In Reply to: Give the air to posted by Bob on October 07, 2005

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

GIVE SOMEONE THE AIR
Give someone the air is American slang for reject or dismiss someone.
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I am guessing that it refers to the breeze when someone passes by.