air your dirty laundry in public

Air your dirty laundry in public
If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • air your dirty laundry in public — air/wash/your dirty linen/laundry/in public phrase to discuss private subjects or problems in public Washing football’s dirty linen in public does nothing for the game. Thesaurus: to discuss something …   Useful english dictionary

  • air your dirty linen in public — air/wash/your dirty linen/laundry/in public phrase to discuss private subjects or problems in public Washing football’s dirty linen in public does nothing for the game. Thesaurus: to discuss something …   Useful english dictionary

  • wash your dirty laundry in public — air/wash/your dirty linen/laundry/in public phrase to discuss private subjects or problems in public Washing football’s dirty linen in public does nothing for the game. Thesaurus: to discuss something …   Useful english dictionary

  • don't wash your dirty laundry in public — (UK) People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English,… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • don't wash your dirty laundry in public — (UK)    People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Don't wash your dirty laundry in public —   (UK)   People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • wash your dirty linen in public — air/wash/your dirty linen/laundry/in public phrase to discuss private subjects or problems in public Washing football’s dirty linen in public does nothing for the game. Thesaurus: to discuss something …   Useful english dictionary

  • dirty — [[t]dɜ͟ː(r)ti[/t]] ♦♦♦ dirtier, dirtiest, dirties, dirtying, dirtied 1) ADJ GRADED If something is dirty, it is marked or covered with stains, spots, or mud, and needs to be cleaned. She still did not like the woman who had dirty fingernails...… …   English dictionary

  • air — air1 W1S1 [eə US er] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(gas)¦ 2¦(space above the ground)¦ 3¦(planes)¦ 4 be in the air 5¦(appearance)¦ 6 be up in the air 7 be on/off (the) air 8¦(music)¦ 9 airs 10 be walking/floating on air …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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