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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Masters, who is the Kiambere MCA, expressed confidence that the initiative would also improve the livelihoods of people living in remote parts of Embu by providing an avenue for them to interact with their elected leaders, air their grievances and also spell out priority development projects.
But the police regional director thanked the protesters for holding peaceful demonstrations to air their grievances against the government.
Camilo Galano, president of the Ilocos Norte Fisherfolk Association in Paoay, said they wanted to air their grievances and suggest how the government could help them.
On Friday (July 5), dozens of union members walked 27 kilometers from Taoyuan City, which houses Taiwan's main airport, to the Presidential Office Building in Taipei to air their grievances.
And with hundreds of bank branches being closed across Scotland in the past few years, readers have taken to the Daily Record's Facebook page to air their grievances.
"We thank the students for maintaining high levels of discipline as they protested to air their grievances. No one was injured or school property destroyed during the incident," Mr Murunge said.
Summary: The main server is down; passengers have started to tweet to air their grievances
McLean, 27, conceded that the travelling support had every right to air their grievances at the full-time whistle - especially after the humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan at the end of last week.
As a result, a General Meeting is being organised in the near future so that members can air their grievances. This will take place after the AGM in Glasgow on March 30.
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV on Saturday called on Filipinos to air their grievances with government through the ballot in the mid-term May 23, 2019 elections.
yesterday to air their grievances over the benefits they never received, such as the annual performance base bonus, annual collective negotiation agreement, leave credit monetization and team building allowance.
MP Nkaigwa had also wanted the minister to state the number of abuse-related cases before the courts concerning the company and if he was aware that employees who air their grievances at the Choppies Group of Companies were fired without hearings.
When asked why the group, which included Sabah Amanah Youth chief Mohd Khairudin Daud, did not air their grievances via formal channels, Mohamad said that was not an issue.
Shorten said that if the royal commission is not extended, customers should have other avenues to air their grievances.