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.
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.
ASTON VILLA manager David O'Leary has hit out at Wales defender Mark Delaney for conducting his contract dispute through the media instead of approaching him directly to air his grievances.
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.
Chelsea are understood to be highly displeased the 27-year-old thought it necessary to air his grievances in public, rather than wait until his return from international duties with Portugal ( who beat Egypt 2-0 in the Azores last night ( and raise the matter internally.
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.
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.
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.
is to air his grievances in private - going public is what his critics want.
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.