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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His tone was bitter which is being interpreted by some circles as signs of confrontation but we believe a leader, who feels wronged, is fully entitled to, at least, air his grievances. If opponents are using all tactics at their disposal then he too has the right to defend himself and his party, which is no doubt the largest political party of the country.
Zakir was due to air his grievances at an employment tribunal hearing in Glasgow.
Jim Knight, 28, took to Twitter to air his grievances - and was even offered a new job as a result, he said.
Why choose the day when his old club Hearts revealed they were at death's door to air his grievances.
The England international left-winger had a closed-door meeting with his boss to air his grievances last week and word is spreading that he is unsettled.
LOOK HERE Man starts to air his grievances; NOW HOLD ON Mr McConnell unwags finger
Aston villa manager David O'Leary has hit out at defender Mark Delaney for conducting his contract dispute through the media instead of approaching him directly to air his grievances.
Arkins' transfer request has caused a huge problem, while we can only guess what the Dubliner's decision to air his grievances in the weekend press has done to his relationship with McFall.
He has been treated at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, and yesterday met local AMs Eleanor Burnham, Janet Ryder, Brynle Willliams and Dr John Marek there to air his grievances.
Taylor has yet to air his grievances with Doug Ellis and Mark Ansell.
Hamidi decided to air his grievances with fellow workers--all 35,000 of them.
"We had an extensive, two-day mediation conference, during which General Singlaub was able to air his grievances, and defendants were able to respond," Keith Mitnik, Singlaub's lawyer, told The Associated Press.
There has been speculation that an increased role for twice-resigned ex-Cabinet minister Peter Mandelson at Mr Blair's side has been the catalyst for Mr Brown to air his grievances with Mr Blair in public.
is to air his grievances in private - going public is what his critics want.
Having availed himself of a place at Bangor University, why then did he choose to stay in Wales with obviously no intention of learning the language and now, after 18 years, has decided to air his grievances?