sweep under the carpet

sweep under the carpet conceal or ignore (a problem) in the hope that it will be forgotten.
Main Entry: carpet

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  • sweep under the carpet — To hide from someone s notice, put out of one s mind (unpleasant problems or facts) ● carpet * * * sweep (something) under the carpet see ↑sweep, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑carpet …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep under the carpet — sweep (something) under the carpet British, American & Australian, American & Australian to try to hide a problem or keep a problem secret instead of dealing with it. The incident has forced into the open an issue that the government would rather …   New idioms dictionary

  • sweep under the carpet — hide problems, cover mistakes    Don t sweep your problems under the carpet. Try to solve them …   English idioms

  • sweep under the carpet — their grievances could no longer be swept under the carpet Syn: hide, conceal, suppress, hush up, keep quiet about, censor, gag, withhold, cover up, stifle …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sweep something under the carpet — sweep (something) under the carpet British, American & Australian, American & Australian to try to hide a problem or keep a problem secret instead of dealing with it. The incident has forced into the open an issue that the government would rather …   New idioms dictionary

  • sweep things under the carpet — If people try to ignore unpleasant things and forget about them, they sweep them under the carpet …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sweep something under the carpet — HIDE, conceal, suppress, hush up, keep quiet about, censor, gag, withhold, cover up, stifle. → sweep * * * sweep something under the carpet phrase to try to avoid dealing with a problem You can’t just sweep these issues under the carpet.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep under the rug — verb to conceal something in the hopes it won t be discovered by others (Freq. 1) The president tried to sweep the embarrassing incident under the rug • Hypernyms: ↑hide, ↑conceal • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * sweep ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep things under the carpet —    If people try to ignore unpleasant things and forget about them, they sweep them under the carpet.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sweep something under the carpet — to try to avoid dealing with a problem You can t just sweep these issues under the carpet …   English dictionary


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