Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Air one’s opinions (To).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Air one’s opinions (To).
To state opinions without having firmly based them on proper data. To let them fly loose, like a caged bird.   1
        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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