Idiom:  Clear the air


idiom:  clear the air

  • to explain something to remove doubts or misunderstanding about something.

Example sentences

  • I asked my supervisor to meet so I could clear the air about my recent absences.
  • My parents wanted me to clear the air about the empty cigarette box they found in my backpack so I had to explain it was my brother's.
  • I broke up with my girlfriend because she refused to clear the air about some text messages she received from her ex-boyfriend.
  • I wanted to wait until the third month but I finally had to clear the air and explain to my colleagues that I was often late because I had morning sickness due to my pregnancy.
  • Let's give our sales manager the opportunity to clear the air about his decision to distribute some complimentary products.
  • We had to bring in a specialist to help the team clear the air about some earlier issues that had caused a lot of tension within the group and to learn how to communicate better.
  • If you had just given me the opportunity to clear the air I could have explained why I made an exception in this case.
  • My son finally cleared the air about his failing grades last semester. Unfortunately, he's been drinking too much and confessed he thinks he might have a problem.
  • Before we jump to any conclusions let's give Samantha a chance to clear the air about these changes.


  • shed light on
  • make something clear

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