Definition of Sweep under the rug

1. Verb. To conceal something in the hopes it won't be discovered by others. "The president tried to sweep the embarrassing incident under the rug"

Generic synonyms: Conceal, Hide



Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweep Under The Rug

sweeny
sweep-second
sweep aside
sweep away
sweep hand
sweep oar
sweep off
sweep out
sweep over
sweep someone off their feet
sweep something under the carpet
sweep something under the rug
sweep the board
sweep through
sweep under the rug (current term)
sweep up
sweepage
sweepages
sweepback
sweepbacks
sweeper
sweepers
sweepest
sweepeth
sweepier
sweepiest
sweeping
sweeping day
sweepingly

Literary usage of Sweep under the rug

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reading with Expression: First-- Reader by James Baldwin, Ida Catherine Bender (1911)
"I believe," said Minnie, aloud, " that I will not sweep under the rug to-day. After all, it is no harm to leave a little dust where it can't be seen. ..."

2. Fourth Reader by James Baldwin, Ida C. Bender (1911)
"I believe," said Minnie, aloud, " that I will not sweep under the rug to-day. After all, it is no harm to leave a little dust where it can't be seen. ..."

3. Wheeler's Graded Literary Readers, with Interpretations by William Iler Crane, William Henry Wheeler (1919)
""I believe," said Minnie aloud, "that I will not sweep under the rug to-day. After all, it is nothing is for dust to be where it can't be seen! ..."

4. A Course in Citizenship and Patriotism by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill (1918)
""I believe," said Minnie, "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. ..."

5. A Course in Citizenship and Patriotism by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill (1918)
""I believe," said Minnie, "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. ..."

6. A Course in Citizenship and Patriotism by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill (1918)
""I believe," said Minnie, "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. ..."

7. A Course in Citizenship by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill, Mary McSkimmon (1914)
"... "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. The dwarfs came home; ..."

8. Reading with Expression: First-- Reader by James Baldwin, Ida Catherine Bender (1911)
"I believe," said Minnie, aloud, " that I will not sweep under the rug to-day. After all, it is no harm to leave a little dust where it can't be seen. ..."

9. Fourth Reader by James Baldwin, Ida C. Bender (1911)
"I believe," said Minnie, aloud, " that I will not sweep under the rug to-day. After all, it is no harm to leave a little dust where it can't be seen. ..."

10. Wheeler's Graded Literary Readers, with Interpretations by William Iler Crane, William Henry Wheeler (1919)
""I believe," said Minnie aloud, "that I will not sweep under the rug to-day. After all, it is nothing is for dust to be where it can't be seen! ..."

11. A Course in Citizenship and Patriotism by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill (1918)
""I believe," said Minnie, "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. ..."

12. A Course in Citizenship and Patriotism by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill (1918)
""I believe," said Minnie, "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. ..."

13. A Course in Citizenship and Patriotism by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill (1918)
""I believe," said Minnie, "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. ..."

14. A Course in Citizenship by Ella Lyman Cabot, Fannie Fern Andrews, Fanny E. Coe, Mabel Hill, Mary McSkimmon (1914)
"... "I will not sweep under the rug to-day; it is no harm for dust to be where it can't be seen!" So she left the rug unturned. The dwarfs came home; ..."

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