dirty laundry

dirty linen

noun
personal or private matters that could cause embarrassment if made public: You didn't have to air our dirty linen to all your friends!
Also called dirty laundry.


Origin:
1945–50

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To dirty laundry
WordNet
dirty laundry

noun
personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public [syn: dirty linen
dirty linen

noun
personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature