Synonyms of 'sweep something under the carpet'
▷ See sweep
For a long time this problem has been swept under the carpet.
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If you conceal a piece of information or a feeling, you do not let other people know about it.
Robert could not conceal his relief.
If you hide what you feel or know, you keep it a secret, so that no one knows about it.
I have absolutely nothing to hide, I have done nothing wrong.
If someone suppresses a piece of information, they prevent other people from learning it.
At no time did they try to persuade me to suppress the information.
Thesaurus for sweep something under the carpet from the Collins English Thesaurus
to conceal (something, esp a problem) in the hope that it will be overlooked by others