Idiom: air dirty laundry (in public)
idiom: air one’s dirty laundry (in public)
- to talk about something publicly that should be kept private
- to say very embarrassing things in front of other people
- I hate going to family reunions because my uncle always airs his dirty laundry and we all feel embarrassed for my aunt.
- Social media is so annoying sometimes—Is it really necessary for people to air their dirty laundry in public?
- My sister is a very jealous person and takes every opportunity to air my dirty laundry in public.
- You know you totally embarrassed me last night? It might make you feel good but everybody is so uncomfortable when you air our dirty laundry.
- Here's what we learned when my boss aired her dirty laundry last night: her husband spends too much money on fast food and often doesn't flush the toilet.
- Some people really get satisfaction out of airing their dirty laundry in public.
- Please don't invite Max and Shelly to dinner on Friday night. We're all mortified whenever they air their dirty laundry.
- Last night at the basketball game a couple behind us kept arguing and airing their dirty laundry until they ended up on the "kiss cam' and kissed like they were happy couple.
- I'm not going to the party unless you promise not to air any of our dirty laundry tonight.
- My mother kicked my father really hard under the table when he started to air their dirty laundry at brunch.
- It's so embarrassing when our boss airs her dirty laundry on the phone in the lunch room.
- You look upset. If you have something to say, please tell me now instead of airing our dirty laundry again at the dinner party.
- The Smith's aired their dirty laundry at the baseball game again last night so that's the last time we're inviting them to join us.
- air dirty linen (in public)
- spill the beans
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