Definition of 'airing'
Example sentences containing 'airing'
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This has been slotted into a former airing cupboard. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Takeover tales were thin on the ground and those given an airing smelt decidedly musty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or they go to the sock orphanage in the airing cupboard. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now it was being given a global airing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Hiding counterfeit cigarettes in the airing cupboard! The Sun (2013)Love unions are doing well now that the gentler side of your nature is given an airing. The Sun (2015)Being in the airing cupboard was like being in the book. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Here we give an airing to the worst offenders. The Sun (2014)At the end of term these were given a public airing and played to the whole school. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)An old favourite was dusted down and given another airing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Well, next weekend the treasure trove gets a good airing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sadly, the proceedings which decided against a royal winner were denied a public airing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Expect more public airing of dirty laundry as the coalition's divorce day draws nearer. The Sun (2014)Put them with some damp potting compost into polythene bags and place somewhere warm such as at the top of your airing cupboard. The Sun (2012)The former Fab gives an airing to one of the most illustrious back catalogues around. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She shoved the clothes into it and fetched her rolled-up sleeping bag from the bottom of the airing cupboard. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The airing cupboard is perfect. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I wanted to put people with tidy airing cupboards into awkward close contact with twentysomethings with ragged laundry in bin bags. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Following a further airing of dirty linen in French football, the perception has altered. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Union versus the Company view on investment and ownership was given a good airing. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)Nobody likes U-turns, but maybe they will say that those alternatives were not given a proper airing at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You're hardly going to give them an airing walking down the street or in your place of work - far too risky. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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