Definition of a conspiracy of silence in English:
An agreement to say nothing about an issue that should be generally known.
- 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.
Definition of a conspiracy of silence in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.