Meaning of “cover your tracks” in the English Dictionary

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"cover your tracks" in British English

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cover your tracks

to hide or destroy the things that show where you have been or what you have been doing:

Roberts covered his tracks by throwing the knife in the river.

(Definition of “cover your tracks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cover your tracks" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “cover your tracks” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)