clear the air Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “clear the air” in the English Dictionary

"clear the air" in British English

See all translations

clear the air

to make the ​aircooler, ​fresher, and more ​comfortable: The ​rain has ​helped clear the ​air. C2 to ​remove the ​badfeelings between ​people: I had a ​massiveargument with Sue, but at least it has ​cleared the ​air.
(Definition of clear the air from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clear the air" in American English

See all translations

clear the air

to get ​rid of ​badfeelings between two ​people or ​groups: We had a ​bigargument, but I ​guess it ​helped clear the ​air between us.
(Definition of clear the air from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More