air (one's) lungs(redirected from airs their lungs)
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! My dad sure aired his lungs after he found out I'd put a dent in his car.
2. To chat or gossip. That group of women gets together at the diner every Saturday night to have coffee and air their lungs. I know you love to air your lungs with Zelda, but watch what you say around her—someone who gossips might also gossip about you. I have no interest in airing my lungs with the other girls at lunchtime—I'd rather go to the art room and work on my paintings.
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air one's lungs
1. Rur. to swear. Don't pay those old cowboys no mind. They're just airin' the lungs. I could tell John was working on his old car 'cause I could hear him out in the garage, airin' his lungs. 2. Rur. to talk, gossip, or brag. The ladies just love to air their lungs whenever they get together.
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