dirty linen


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Noun1.dirty linen - personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public
affairs, personal business, personal matters - matters of personal concern; "get his affairs in order"
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The other, a little fellow, a traveler of meagre appearance, wearing a dusty surtout, dirty linen, and boots more worn by the pavement than the stirrup, had come from Nantes with a cart drawn by a horse so like Furet in color, that D'Artagnan might have gone a hundred miles without finding a better match.
Observe in a family some old charwoman who can make beds, sweep the floors, carry away the dirty linen, who knows where the silver is kept, how the creditors should be pacified, what persons should be let in and who must be kept out of the house, and such a creature, even if she has all the vices, and is dirty, decrepit, and toothless, or puts into the lottery and steals thirty sous a day for her stake, and you will find the masters like her from habit, talk and consult in her hearing upon even critical matters; she comes and goes, suggests resources, gets on the scent of secrets, brings the rouge or the shawl at the right moment, lets herself be scolded and pushed downstairs, and the next morning reappears smiling with an excellent bouillon.
Maintenance cleaning, pick-up and delivery services, SpE-ldienste and tape service kitchen, disinfecting cleaning (also vegetative state station), waste disposal and dirty linen transport, incl.
I don't want to name names or wash dirty linen, but there is a complete lack of professionalism.
According to reports, when DiCaprio and his group switched tables, it seems he left his wallet behind, and "after searching frantically for it, the staff found it in the dirty linen pile.
Well-known for their humour and brutal honesty, the straight-talking stylists delve into people's dirty linen baskets and wardrobes, and find out how they really feel about themselves and each other.
I hate reality TV, people airing their dirty linen in public - it's despicable.
Small, rotund and rich, he made his money washing dirty linen (he took advantage of the privatisation of NHS hospital laundries to make his pile) and is chairman of Luton FC.
Maintenance cleaning, collection and delivery services, SpE-ldienste and tape service kitchen, disinfecting cleaning (also vegetative state station), waste disposal and dirty linen transport, including foremen and object management, as well as glass cleaning, for the house of St.
But after her best friend is murdered at the hotel's wedding of the year, she faces a bit of competition for this title as Vincent's colleague Beth (Suranne Jones) goes undercover changing beds, folding toilet paper into little points and generally sorting through the hotel's dirty linen looking for clues.
She will fight tooth and nail for it," the friend added, "even if that means washing their dirty linen in public.
Home Secretary John Reid fooled no one yesterday by mouthing the official mantra that lives would be endangered if the work of the security services was disrupted by laundering MI5's dirty linen in public.