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Air one’s opinions (To)

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To state opinions without having firmly based them on proper data. To let them fly loose, like a caged bird.

To ventilate an opinion means to suggest for the purpose of having it duly tested. A conceited man airs his opinions, a discreet one ventilates them, as corn when it is winnowed, and the chaff is blown off.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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