Definition of Dirty linen

1. Noun. Personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public.

Exact synonyms: Dirty Laundry
Generic synonyms: Affairs, Personal Business, Personal Matters



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dirty Linen

dirty blonds
dirty bomb
dirty bombs
dirty code
dirty cop
dirty dog
dirty girl
dirty girls
dirty grease
dirty joke
dirty jokes
dirty laundry
dirty linen (current term)
dirty look
dirty looks
dirty money
dirty mouth
dirty old man
dirty old men
dirty pool
dirty rice
dirty story
dirty trick
dirty tricks
dirty war

Literary usage of Dirty linen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spanish Story of the Armada, and Other Essays by James Anthony Froude (1899)
"Here, too, in these pleasant surroundings we would gladly have loitered for a day or two ; but the steward was clamorous over his dirty linen, and it was ..."

2. Infant Feeding and Its Influence on Life, Or, The Causes and Prevention of by Charles Henry Felix Routh (1879)
"Impropriety of Keeping dirty linen in Them.—Temperature.—Curtains—Ablutions.—Warmth of Water and Variety of Soaps.—Exercise, Clothing, Perambulators. ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"dirty linen. In a furious speech made to the Chamber of Deputies during the crisis ... But this explanation must be in private ; for dirty linen should lie ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1898)
"dirty linen (Potsdam, 24th July 1752, To Niece Denis).—* * 'Maupertuis has discreetly set the rumour going, that 1 found the King's Works very bad ; that I ..."

5. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1864)
"dirty linen (Potsdam, 24th July 1752, To Niece Denis).—* * ' Maupertuis has discreetly set the rumour going, that I found the ' King's Works very bad; ..."

6. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1864)
"dirty linen (Potsdam, 24th July 1752, To Niece Denis).—* * ' Maupertuis has discreetly set the rumour going, that I found the ' King's Works very bad; ..."

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