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Meaning of “clear the air” in the English Dictionary

"clear the air" in British English

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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

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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)
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