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a conspiracy of silence

Definition of a conspiracy of silence in English:

An agreement to say nothing about an issue that should be generally known.
Example sentences
  • There's a conspiracy of silence around this issue.
  • There were also calls to revive the issues that had been subject to a debilitating conspiracy of silence.
  • In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.
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