Journey in Life: 09/16/13

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Monday, September 16, 2013

"Clear the Air" nghĩa là gì?

Let's Clear The Air. Photo courtesy G Ober.

Động từ to clear nghĩa là làm sạch, làm sáng tỏ và air nghĩa là bầu không khí. 'Clear the air' có nghĩa là xua tan không khí nặng nề do hiểu lầm hay nghi kỵ gây ra.

Ví dụ
“One of my assistants got really upset with me over an e-mail I wrote her. She felt that I was criticizing (chỉ trích) her for not doing her job (không làm tròn nhiệm vụ). But my intent (ý định) was to offer some helpful suggestions. I’ve invited her out for coffee this afternoon. I’d like to clear the air. I’m hoping to explain what I meant, so that she doesn’t feel bad anymore.”

“When mom asked if she could move in with me after dad died, I told her I needed to think about it. It’s not that I don’t love her. It’s just that I live so far away that she wouldn’t be able to see her friends or enjoy her life very much. Fortunately, over dinner last night, we cleared the air (giải tỏa được sự hiểu lầm). She realized that her happiness is very important to me.”

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