Definition of draw a veil over in English:

draw a veil over

Avoid discussing or calling attention to (something embarrassing or unpleasant): I will draw a veil over the cheerless days that followed
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  • 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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