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blow (or clear) away the cobwebs

Definition of blow or clear away the cobwebs in English:

Banish a state of sluggishness; enliven or refresh oneself.
Example sentences
  • 2003 is upon us and the community is clearing away the cobwebs.
  • It is still a tad cold, as evidenced by my pink cheeks but it felt good to get out there and let the fresh air clear away the cobwebs.
  • However, once they came back the players had cleared away the cobwebs and went on to take the match 3-6 6-4 6-4.
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