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sweep sth under the carpet

UK (US sweep sth under the rug)
to ​hide a ​problem or ​try to ​keep it ​secretinstead of ​dealing with it: The ​committee is being ​accused of ​sweepingfinancialproblems under the ​carpet to ​avoidembarrassment.
(Definition of sweep sth under the carpet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sweep sth under the carpet”
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐瞒,掩饰…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱瞞,掩飾…
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