Origin of rug
Examples from the Web for rug
The “24-hour news cycle” just makes them harder to sweep under the rug and ignore.I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch’s Tone-Deaf Speech|Arthur Chu|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or, to put it more accurately: conflict is inevitably swept under the rug, at any and all costs.Don't Blame 'Football Culture' For Ray Rice And Jameis Winston|Amy Zimmerman|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A barefoot corpse in camouflaged khakis is being carried into the street, partially wrapped in rug, as I enter the house.
That is, until he ditches the crutches and really cuts a rug, to the delight of everyone looking on.Dancing Grandpas, Morgan Freeman Impressions, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now the Supreme Leader has pulled the rug from under him in a public speech.
I was so grateful that I was forced to go and sit down on the rug beside her.The Return of the Soldier|Rebecca West
A procession of symbols representing scorpions and tarantulas embellished one of the rug's many border stripes.Athalie|Robert W. Chambers
Punch was occupying a rug on my library floor, virtuously engaged with building blocks.Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
Choose a plain color for the body of the rug, and a short distance from each end weave several stripes of a contrasting color.Hand-Loom Weaving|Mattie Phipps Todd
We found three small lead particles lying on the rug in the rear seat area.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin for rug
1550s, "coarse fabric," of Scandinavian origin, cf. Norwegian dialectal rugga "coarse coverlet," from Old Norse rogg "shaggy tuft," from Proto-Germanic *rawwa-, perhaps related to rag (n.) and rough (adj.). Sense evolved to "coverlet, wrap" (1590s), then "mat for the floor" (1808). Meaning "toupee" is theater slang from 1940. Cut a rug "dance" is slang first attested 1942. To sweep (something) under the rug in the figurative sense is from 1954.
see pull the rug out from under; sweep under the rug. Also see under carpet.