Hide something, as in Their attempts to sweep the scandal under the rug were not very successful. This idiom alludes to sweeping dust under the rug, so it won’t be seen. [ Mid-1900s ]
adjective, sweepier, sweepiest. 1. sweeping.
adjective, Scot. and North England. 1. slothful; indolent. 2. unwilling; reluctant. verb 1. (Scot) a variant spelling of sweir1 , sweir2
adjective, sweeter, sweetest. 1. having the taste or flavor characteristic of sugar, honey, etc. 2. producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, sour, or salt. 3. not rancid or stale; fresh: This milk is still sweet. 4. not salt or salted: sweet butter. 5. pleasing to the ear; making […]
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