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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Summary: Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 4 (ANI): Governor Satya Pal Malik's Advisors -- Farooq Khan and KK Sharma -- will hear public grievances for two hours in Srinagar on Thursday and Friday respectively, the administration said on Wednesday.
'Pantawid's grievance redress system sets a good example in the region.
Having completed her findings, following an in-depth hearing process, it is understood that it will now be for a disciplinary panel to decide on any lodged grievance appeals and whether they should be dismissed or not.
Generally, under a grievance procedure, an appropriate manager should be appointed to consider your grievance and they should meet with you.
While delivering the notice, he told her that "we could have dropped this, you know, if you got rid of the [deputy tax assessor grievance] if that went [away] and the other grievance went away, you would have come [sic] to work tomorrow."
Under the direct control of chief executive Shaker Al Shater, the unit would enable an open communication channel between the chamber and its members, aimed at redressing their grievances and eliminating hurdles curbing the progress of business and trade.
It has helped significant number of air passengers to get their concerns resolved with 92 percent closure rate for grievance solutions.
Summary: Dubai Ruler sets up committee to look into grievances by military personnel in Dubai
"The Grievance Officer of Facebook sits in Ireland, and the Grievance Officer of Google sits in USA and are thus rendered ineffective.
While Ponzoli argued that the rule would remove all discretion from grievance committee in such cases and any discretion from referees except for recommending a punishment, Justice Ricky Polston said, "The problem is there is frustration with the grievance committee's blowing past these findings and rulings by the courts.
The citizen would have to provide a mobile number so as to be informed on the successful submission of the grievance.
The grievance was filed just days before the fall meetings of all 32 NFL team owners in New York, and was preceded by calls, including from President Donald Trump, for NFL owners to oust players who knelt during the national anthem before NFL games.
Being a grievance officer is a great option for easing yourself into a leadership role and support your fellow nurses at a time when they may need it most.
A grievance is any discontent or feeling of unfairness within the work.