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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).

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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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