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English definition of “sweep sth under the carpet”

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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 secret instead of dealing with it: The committee is being accused of sweeping financial problems under the carpet to avoid embarrassment.
Translations of “sweep sth under the carpet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱瞞,掩飾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐瞒,掩饰…
(Definition of sweep sth under the carpet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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