wash (one's) dirty laundry in public

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wash (one's) dirty laundry in public

To discuss very private, personal matters, especially that which may be embarrassing, in public or with other people. It always makes me uncomfortable when John starts going into all his personal problems whenever our friends get together. I just wish he wouldn't wash his dirty laundry in public like that. People have an unnatural fixation on the personal lives of celebrities, but I don't see why they should be expected to wash their dirty laundry in public.
See also: dirty, laundry, public, wash
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I can't stand anyone washing their dirty laundry in public.
They are washing their dirty laundry in public, and failing to get on with the job of running County Durham and sorting out the mess that they and their government have forced upon us.