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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)

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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)
Translations of “cover your tracks”
in Chinese (Simplified) 掩盖行踪或所做的事的痕迹…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掩飾行蹤或毀滅所做的事的痕跡…
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