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wash one's dirty linen

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wash one's dirty linen

verb phrase

(Variation: in public may be added) To talk or argue about intimate matters in public

[1867+; probably a translation of earlier French Il faut laver ton linge sale en famille]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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