Idiom: Don't wash your dirty laundry in public
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.)Country: British English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Air your dirty laundry in public
- Do their dirty work
- Wash your hands of something
- John Q Public
- Get your hands dirty
- Come out in the wash
- Not wash
- Dirty dog
- Down and dirty
- Off like a dirty shirt
- In like a dirty shirt
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