Brush it under the rug

I heard this one from my wife yesterday, and thought for a moment it was correct, but then realized it was a mash up of “sweep it under the carpet (or rug)” (hide or ignore something) and “brush someone off” (to reject) or “brush something away” (cast aside or ignore).

One Comment on “Brush it under the rug”

  1. Bobby says:

    Brush and sweep can be synonyms, and rug makes more sense than carpet. How do you sweep something under a carpet when its edges are nailed down?

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