Idiom: Clear the air
idiom: clear the air
- to explain something to remove doubts or misunderstanding about something.
- 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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