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clear the air

 
1. Lit. to get rid of stale or bad air. Open some windows and clear the air. It's stuffy in here.
2. Fig. to get rid of doubts or hard feelings. All right, let's discuss this frankly. It'll be better if we clear the air.
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clear the air

1. to explain something that someone disagreed with or did not understand To help clear the air, Mills will meet with all employees to discuss the new contract.
2. to remove any doubt about something that happened An investigation may be needed to uncover the facts and clear the air.
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clear the air

if an argument or discussion clears the air, it causes bad feelings between people to disappear The meeting didn't solve anything, but at least it cleared the air.
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clear the air

Eliminate confusion, dispel controversy or emotional tension, as in His letter has cleared the air; we now know where he stands. This idiom alludes to an atmosphere cleared of sultriness by a storm. [Late 1800s]
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clear the air

To dispel differences or emotional tensions.
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