the air

*the air

Fig. a dismissal. (*Typically: get ~; give Someone ~.) Whenever I get around Tom, I end up getting the air.
See also: air
References in classic literature ?
As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree, The Angel of the Air he offered all the Air in fee.
So I believe the best way to get across the desert will be through the air.
There now remained only the question of air; for allowing for the consumption of air by Barbicane, his two companions, and two dogs which he proposed taking with him, it was necessary to renew the air of the projectile.
The top of the buggy caught the air like a parachute or an umbrella filled with wind, and held them back so that they floated downward with a gentle motion that was not so very disagreeable to bear.
He was ready to don the diving-dress himself, or try the air apparatus, in order to reconnoiter the situation of his courageous friends.
A weight of four thousand pounds is represented by a displacement of the air amounting to forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet; or, in other words, forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of air weigh about four thousand pounds.
She caught herself with a quick beat of wings, fluttered about undecidedly for a space, then rose in the air.
The youngest, who was the slave of his passions and of a very uncertain temper, became Prince of the Air.
Every one knows that by the peculiar cunning of their gills, the finny tribes in general breathe the air which at all times is combined with the element in which they swim, hence, a herring or a cod might live a century, and never once raise its head above the surface.
Alban Morris was right; the air at Netherwoods, in the summer time,
For the air here outside was better than with the higher men.
Well, if friend Nick can manufacture, from this mess of rubbish, a Thing that will fly through the air and carry us to safety, then I will acknowledge him to be a better mechanic than I suspected.
All my will was concentrated on breathing--on breathing the air in the hugest lung-full gulps I could, pumping the greatest amount of air into my lungs in the shortest possible time.
It was then they heard for the first time of the real scale of the Dornhof aeronautic park and the possibility of an attack coming upon them not only by sea, but by the air.
She had been running and her hair was loose and blown and she was bright with the air and pink-cheeked, though he could not see it.