English version

draw a veil over something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdraw a veil over somethingdraw a veil over somethingSECRETto deliberately keep something unpleasant or embarrassing from being known I’d rather draw a veil over what happened last night. draw
Examples from the Corpus
draw a veil over somethingThe food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.His brain drew a veil over the sickening consequences.
draw a veil over somethingdraw a veil over somethingformalHIDE/NOT SHOW to avoid talking about something that happened in the past because it is unpleasant or embarrassing I think it best to draw a veil over the whole incident. veil
Examples from the Corpus
draw a veil over somethingHis brain drew a veil over the sickening consequences.The food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.
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