- air one's dirty laundry in public
- • air one's dirty laundry/linen in publicmake public something embarrassing that should be kept secret
The dinner party became uncomfortable when the host began to air his colleagues' dirty laundry in public.
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air one's dirty linen in public — • air one s dirty laundry/linen in public make public something embarrassing that should be kept secret The dinner party became uncomfortable when the host began to air his colleagues dirty laundry in public … Idioms and examples
dirty linen — /dɜti ˈlɪnən/ (say dertee linuhn) noun 1. soiled laundry. 2. private history, especially that of a scandalous nature. –phrase 3. wash (or air) one s dirty linen in public, Colloquial to reveal or discuss matters of a scandalous nature from one s… … Australian English dictionary
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public — pub|lic1 W1S1 [ˈpʌblık] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ordinary people)¦ 2¦(for anyone)¦ 3¦(government)¦ 4¦(known about)¦ 5¦(not hidden)¦ 6¦(place with a lot of people)¦ 7 public life 8 public image 9 go public 10 public appearanc … Dictionary of contemporary English
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wash — ► VERB 1) clean with water and, typically, soap or detergent. 2) (of flowing water) carry or move in a particular direction. 3) be carried by flowing water. 4) (wash over) occur all around without greatly affecting. 5) literary wet or moisten. 6) … English terms dictionary
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