Definition of sweep something under the carpet in English:

sweep something under the carpet

phrase

  • Conceal or ignore a problem or difficulty in the hope that it will be forgotten.

    ‘the Salvation Army feared the scheme was an attempt to sweep the problem under the carpet’
    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, obscure
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