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English definition of “sweep sth under the carpet”

sweep sth under the carpet

UK (US sweep sth under the rug)
to hide a problem or try to keep it secret instead of dealing with it: The committee is being accused of sweeping financial problems under the carpet to avoid embarrassment.
(Definition of sweep sth under the carpet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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