air one’s dirty laundry


air one’s dirty laundry
 Talk about one’s problems.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • dirty linen — noun personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public • Syn: ↑dirty laundry • Hypernyms: ↑personal business, ↑personal matters, ↑affairs * * * noun : private or domestic matters whose exposure in public would bring shame or… …   Useful english dictionary

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