clear the cobwebs

Definition of clear the cobwebs

  1. :  to remove a feeling of confusion, vagueness, or lack of clarity about something (from one's mind) She took a walk to clear the cobwebs from her head.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bright, luminous

    :  cloudless

    :  less than one-tenth covered

  1. :  in a clear manner

    :  all the way

  1. :  to make clear or translucent

    :  to free from pollution or cloudiness

    :  to free from accusation or blame :  exonerate, vindicate

  1. :  a clear space or part

    :  a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

cobwebplay cobwebs
  1. :  the network spread by a spider :  spiderweb

    :  tangles of the silken threads of a spiderweb usually covered with accumulated dirt and dust

    :  something that entangles, obscures, or confuses

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a trip made at another's expense

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