wash dirty linen (laundry) in public
To air private problems where they can be seen or heard by all: “The company may have real problems, but it's unfortunate that the directors have chosen to wash their dirty linen in public through the press.”
Reeking vs. Wreaking: What’s The Difference?These words sounds the same, but mean very different things. Do you know if you're using these homophones correctly?
Words Parents Say That Make Our Eyes RollSad to say, but nine times out of ten, when parents open their mouths it's usually nothing but trouble. Sometimes our eyes roll. Other times we cringe. Whether we're 16 or 36, it's always the same. Parents are downright embarrassing. And, to add insult to injury, we've compiled a list of some of the words our parents say that we hate most. Love you guys!
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