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English definition of “cover your tracks”

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cover your tracks

to do things that hide your activities from other people, so that they cannot find out what you have been doing: He transferred money illegally into his own account, and then tried to cover his tracks by destroying the computer records.
Translations of “cover your tracks”
in Chinese (Traditional) 掩飾行蹤或毀滅所做的事的痕跡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 掩盖行踪或所做的事的痕迹…
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