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There is almost always an element of washing dirty linen in these cases. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sport needs to wash its dirty linen. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Please politely look the other way while we wash our particularly dirty linen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now is not the time for washing dirty linen in public. The Sun (2010)Nor was it to air any more dirty linen than was strictly necessary. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Many wondered why all this dirty linen was being washed in public. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Dirty linen was rarely aired in public. The Sun (2013)But she still aired her dirty linen in public. The Sun (2008)The upshot has been an almost daily washing of dirty linen in full view of an increasingly stunned football world. The Sun (2009)Rather, it is best understood as an attempt by police to avoid having their dirty linen aired in public. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is much dirty linen for sport still to wash, in football and athletics, especially. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One wine writer was mystified as to why the pair chose to air their dirty linen in public, damaging their reputation and that of their wines. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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