draw a veil over

Conceal or avoid discussing something; keep from public knowledge. For example, Louise drew a veil over the accounting errors. [c. 1700]


Nearby words

  1. dravite,
  2. draw,
  3. draw a bead on,
  4. draw a blank,
  5. draw a line between,
  6. draw an inference,
  7. draw and quarter,
  8. draw away,
  9. draw back,
  10. draw blood

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