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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They marched to the county commissioner's office on Thursday to air their grievances.
How will primary school teachers air their grievances to a secondary school principal?
They wanted to air their grievances to Van Gaal and his under-performing squad, who have not won any of their last five games.
Dr Mohammed Al Murr, Director of the General Department of Human Rights, said strikes by workers dropped because of a helpline the police set up for them to air their grievances.
The show has made him a household name, and Kyle receives plaudits and criticism in equal measure for giving troubled families a platform to air their grievances in public.
It gives the Uighurs no legitimate outlet to air their grievances.
Previously, staff in Huddersfield have staged lunchtime rallies to air their grievances.
When the P government was in power, the CM had opened several platforms where people could air their grievances.
But owner Scott Neil will move to quell unrest in the stands by setting up a fans forum so supporters can air their grievances.
Affected users took to Twitter to air their grievances and it was not clear how many users were affected and whether only certain geographic regions were affected by the outage.
The community house is organised as a platform for Indian expatriates to air their grievances and seek the embassy's assistance in such matters as sponsorship issues, non-payment of wages, abuse and exploitation, besides consular services.
Dozens of militiamen who occupied Libya's National Congress building since Wednesday protesting against the formation of the new government, have ended their siege of the complex after they were given the chance to meet Prime Minister Dr Ali Zidan to air their grievances.
Otherwise the protesters will have no option but to take to the streets to air their grievances.
Speaking to Arab News, the teachers claimed that their last meeting with the minister of education abruptly ended within five minutes and they did not get an opportunity to air their grievances.
The members also supported the citizens' rights to hold peaceful protests to air their grievances.