Clear the Air

Limpiar el ambiente / Crear un buen ambiente

clear the air

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Meaning:

If you want to clear the air, you try to remove the causes of anger, worry, fear or suspicious by taking all the necessary steps to create a nice environment in the organization.

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Pictures taken from Google Images, “Clear the air”
Click on the image to watch the video of the song “Clear the air” by Jacco Gardner

 

Origin:

There are times in which we are in a closed place and any reason, the air gets polluted. It might be because of dust or smoke. Then, we open the windows to clear the air. Figuratively speaking, by  1380, John Wyclif wrote that “winds of truth should blow away heresies, and clear the airs of holy church, which is now full troubled…”

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Click on the image to watch the report “Let´s Clear the Air” by MSNBC

 

Example:

• After all the problems between the two countries, the new prime minister has decided to pay a friendly short visit to his counterpart, the main objective of the trip being just to clear the air.  

 

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Pictures taken from Google Images, “Clear the Air”
Click on the image to watch the video of the song, “Clear the Air” by Off with their heads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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