Definition of sweep something under the rug in English:

sweep something under the rug

phrase

(also sweep something under the carpet)
  • Conceal or ignore a problem or difficulty in the hope that it will be forgotten.

    • ‘the government wants nothing more than to sweep this one under the rug’
    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