Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
(also sweep something under the rug)
Conceal or ignore a problem or difficulty in the hope that it will be forgotten.
cover up, sweep under the carpet, hush up, suppress, draw a veil over, pull a veil over, conceal, camouflage, keep secret, keep dark, cloak, screen, veil, obscureView synonyms
- ‘the Salvation Army feared the scheme was an attempt to sweep the problem under the carpet’
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