air (one's) grievances

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air (one's) grievances

To express one's dissatisfaction. The employees used the meeting to air their grievances about their salaries and working conditions.
See also: air, grievance

air one's grievances

Fig. to complain; to make a public complaint. I know how you feel, John, but it isn't necessary to air your grievances over and over.
See also: air, grievance

air one's grievances

Complain publicly, as in Jane was afraid to complain at work but freely aired her grievances at home. This figurative exposure to the open air is far from new; to air one's opinions or ideas dates from the early 1800s, and the precise idiom appears in James Joyce's Ulysses (1922).
See also: air, grievance
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But, if you're tired of the schmaltz, caring and commercialism, then it's time to stick up the aluminum pole, air your grievances and face off with those at the dinner table in the feats of strength.
You can also call radio stations or the local TV channel to air your grievances.
Keane, bless, couldn't resist the chance of a go back on live television, which isn't a bad forum to air your grievances.
Recent problems in your relationship zone can only be fixed by good old fashioned talking it out, so pick a quiet time where both of you can relax and take turn to air your grievances.
Why just let your vitriol spill out at family dinners, when you can air your grievances in concert?