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draw a veil over

Definition of draw a veil over in English:

Avoid discussing or calling attention to (something), especially because it is embarrassing or unpleasant.
Example sentences
  • Anyone can have an off day, and we'll draw a veil over which one of us it was.
  • Mr Khatami unintentionally drew a veil over a system that everyone knows is terrible.
  • After a humiliating pasting at the by-election earlier this year, where they didn't just lose the MSP seat but slumped into third place, one would have thought Labour would have been keen to draw a veil over a memorably inept campaign.
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