sweep under the rug

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to conceal something in the hopes it won't be discovered by others

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My course fills quickly each time I offer it, and students seem genuinely curious to know more about a topic we generally like to sweep under the rug .
The two countries goals diverge in ways that are too important to sweep under the rug.
However, Ned keeps making trouble for them as he naively stumbles upon the problems his sisters preferred to sweep under the rug.
ESDC and its subsidiaries are trying to sweep under the rug the environmental impacts of almost 9 million square feet of development in a part of Manhattan that already suffers from severe traffic congestion and air and noise pollution," MAS President Kent Barwick said.
Interestingly, a central thread to those principles is a performance review, both of the board as a whole and that of individual directors--the latter a flaw that too many boards have long been willing to sweep under the rug.
This is more evidence that the energy crisis was not a California-created problem, but rather market manipulation by the energy pirates that FERC was ready to sweep under the rug.
It's an issue that's easy for the leadership here to sweep under the rug unless folks out there at the grass roots are heard from,'' said Jim Turner, a Democrat from Crockett, in East Texas.