Meaning of “clear the air” in the English Dictionary

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"clear the air" in British English

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clear the air

to make the air cooler, fresher, and more comfortable:

The rain has helped clear the air.

C2 to remove the bad feelings between people:

I had a massive argument 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

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clear the air

to get rid of bad feelings between two people or groups:

We had a big argument, but I guess it helped clear the air between us.

(Definition of “clear the air” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)