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sweep something under the rug

Slang definitions & phrases for sweep something under the rug

sweep something under the rug

verb phrase

To avoid or conceal something: They just swept the whole race matter under the rug (1961+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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