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dirty laundry

noun

: private information that causes shame and embarrassment when it is made public

Full Definition of DIRTY LAUNDRY

:  private matters whose public exposure brings distress and embarrassment —called also dirty linen

Examples of DIRTY LAUNDRY

  1. The company is trying to keep its dirty laundry from being aired in public.

First Known Use of DIRTY LAUNDRY

1967

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