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air (one's) pores

To be naked. It feels good to air my pores and take a nice hot bath after a long day at work.
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pore over (something)

To examine, study, or read with intense, careful attention. She spent hours poring over the text, searching for a clue that might help solve the case. I had to pore over the contract to find who is liable in such a situation.
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air one's pores

Sl. to undress oneself; to become naked. Me and Wilbur, that's my brother, both fell in the creek and had to air our pores a while so our pants could dry out.
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pore over something

to look over something carefully. She pored over the reports, looking for errors. I need to take a few hours to pore over these contracts and see if they are ready to be signed.
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pore over

v.
To read or study something carefully and thoroughly: The engineers pored over their calculations looking for errors.
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air one’s pores

tv. to undress oneself; to become naked. I’m fixing to air my pores and take a shower.
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References in classic literature ?
Kurt fretted like an imprisoned animal about the airship, now going up to the forward gallery under the eagle, now down into the swinging gallery, now poring over his maps.
And then he said,--"Well," says he, "you must come to church, where you'll hear the Scriptures properly explained, instead of sitting poring over your Bible at home.
My first act was to hunt up Perry; whom I found poring as usual over the great tomes that he was supposed to be merely dusting and rearranging upon new shelves.
It was a young man poring over one of the books I had brought back from the outer world
He spent his evenings poring over accounts, or making endless calculations based on cheaper freights for copra and on the possible maximum and minimum market prices for that staple of commerce.
He is always poring over his books and writings; and Miss Redwood, at her great age, is in bed half the day.
While Benjamin and the lawyer were still poring over the scattered morsels of the letter which had been first discovered, and trying to piece them together again, the chemist had divided the greater part of the fragments specially confided to him into two halves each; and had correctly put together some five or six sentences of the letter on the smooth sheet of cardboard prepared for that purpose.
The squire rose and proceeded to the pavilion, where he found the knight seated upon a cushion, with his legs crossed in front of him and a broad ribbon of parchment laid across his knees, over which he was poring with frowning brows and pursed lips.