VOA Learning English
Welcome to English in a Minute!
If you have trouble with a friend or a co-worker,
maybe you should do this:
“CLEAR THE AIR”
I’m afraid I must’ve done something
to hurt Mary’s feelings.
She has been so unfriendly recently to me.
我告诉她我想clear the air
I told her I want to clear the air,
but she turned and walked away from me.
At my office there have been so many rumors,
老板就召开了一个会议来clear the air
the boss called a meeting to clear the air.
Clear the air
Clear the air.
This idiom comes from the fact that
when there is smoke or fog in the air,
it is difficult to see.
Sometimes when people are angry,
or dislike someone,
they hide the reasons for those feelings.
Clearing the air means that
they bring those issues out in the open
to work through them.
This can apply to both personal
and work situations.
And that’s English in a Minute!
1分钟英语：Clear the Air