air (one's) dirty laundry in public

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air (one's) dirty laundry in public

To discuss very private, personal matters, especially that which may be embarrassing, in public or with other people. It always makes me uncomfortable when John starts going into all his personal problems whenever our friends get together. I just wish he wouldn't air his dirty laundry in public like that. People have an unnatural fixation on the personal lives of celebrities, but I don't see why they should be expected to air their dirty laundry in public.
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who swore he'd never met Russian officials before then admitting he did | "ALWAYS wait more than 10 days to order business cards," - Anthony Scaramucci, who served as White House communications director for just 10 days | "DO not air dirty laundry in public," - Mel B, right, who gave us an overly detailed account of her sex life in public court documents.