clear the air
Eliminate confusion, dispel controversy or emotional tension, as in His letter has cleared the air; we now know where he stands. This idiom alludes to an atmosphere cleared of sultriness by a storm. [Late 1800s]
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The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
But the tide was turning on this issue, an email from another constituent made clear.
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It separates into three layers upon standing—a brown deposit, a clear fluid, and a frothy layer.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Bells were pealing and tolling in all directions, and the air was filled with the sound of distant shouts and cries.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
It is to be remembered, however, that a few of these bacteria may reach the sputum from the upper air-passages.
We had now approached closely to the foot of the mountain-ranges, and their lofty summits were high above us in mid-air.