Out of Thin Air

Also: From thin air Meaning of Idiom ‘Out of Thin Air’ Out of thin air means from an unknown place or source; seemingly from nowhere or nothing; from a state of being invisible or nonexistent. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge … Read more

Up in The Air

Up in the air has been used as a figurative idiom in English since at least the 1920’s. Meaning of Up in the Air When something is up in the air, it means that it is undecided, uncertain, or unresolved. This expression refers to plans, solutions to problems, disagreements, etc. Examples Of Use “Our Christmas … Read more

Put On Airs

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put on Airs’ To put on airs is to act haughty and superior; to make a show of pride and affect a manner of importance; to pretend to be better than you are. See possible definitions of put on.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of … Read more

Clear the Air

Meaning of Idiom ‘Clear the Air’ To clear the air is to talk openly and frankly about a situation, misunderstanding, disagreement, etc. in order to alleviate suspicion, tension, fear, confusion, worry, etc. Usage “When Frank found out that Warren was angry with him, he invited him to lunch to try to clear the air.” “Willis is still … Read more

Air Dirty Laundry In Public

Also: Air One’s Dirty Linens in Public Wash One’s Dirty Laundry/Linens in Public Dirty Laundry (noun) Meaning of Idiom ‘Air (One’s) Dirty Laundry in Public To air one’s dirty laundry in public means to reveal personal matters in public which should probably be left private. This expression especially refers to unsavory secrets about one’s private life.  1Ammer, Christine. American … Read more