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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"In doing this, we just want to make a point to remind our men on the ground that there are ways to air your grievances," he added.
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. You can also start letter writing campaigns and distributing information packages to officials and the media," she said.
Keane, bless, couldn't resist the chance of a go back on live television, which isn't a bad forum to air your grievances. Among the many potshots Ferguson aimed at old adversaries Liverpool was the contention Steven Gerrard is not a "top, top player".