What does 'Don't wash your dirty laundry in public' mean?
Meaning: People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English, 'don't air your dirty laundry in public' is used.)
Contributor: Richard Flynn
- Don't wash your dirty laundry in public
- Air your dirty laundry in public
- Come out in the wash
- Not wash
- Down and dirty
- Do their dirty work
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