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air (one's) dirty laundry in public

To discuss very private, personal matters, especially that which may be embarrassing, in public or with other people. It always makes me uncomfortable when John starts going into all his personal problems whenever our friends get together. I just wish he wouldn't air his dirty laundry in public like that. People have an unnatural fixation on the personal lives of celebrities, but I don't see why they should be expected to air their dirty laundry in public.
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air (one's) belly

slang To vomit. When I had the flu, I spent most of the time airing my belly.
See also: air, belly

air (one's) lungs

1. To use profane language. Mike always airs his lungs when he's frustrated. Please stop airing your lungs in front of the children!
2. To chat or gossip. That group of women gets together at the diner every Saturday night to have coffee and air their lungs.
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air out

To expose something to fresh air (often to improve its scent). After I spilled water on the blanket, I put it on the back porch to air out. She opened all of the windows to let her house air out on the first day of spring. You need to air out your goalie pads before the next game—they stink!
See also: air, out

air (one's) paunch

slang To vomit. When I had the flu, I spent most of the time airing my paunch.
See also: air, paunch

air (one's) dirty linen in public

To discuss very private, personal matters, especially that which may be embarrassing, in public or with other people. It always makes me uncomfortable when John starts going into all his personal problems whenever our friends get together. I just wish he wouldn't air his dirty linen in public like that. People have an unnatural fixation on the personal lives of celebrities, but I don't see why they should be expected to air their dirty linen in public.
See also: air, dirty, linen, public

air one out

slang In American football, to throw a long pass. The quarterback just aired one out for another touchdown.
See also: air, one, out

air out

[for something] to remain in the fresh air and become fresher. The pillows are airing out on the balcony.
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air something out

to freshen something up by placing it in the open air; to freshen a room by letting outside air move through it. I'll have to air out the car. Someone has been smoking in it.
See also: air, out

air one out

Football To throw a long pass.
See also: air, one, out
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