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att sopa något under matten – to sweep something under the rug 

DEFINITION
To conceal or ignore a problem or difficulty in the hope that it will be forgotten.

LET’s BREAK IT DOWN

att sopa – to sweep
något – something
under – under
mattan – the rug/mat/carpet

EXAMPLES

Sopa inte problemen under matten – Don’t sweep the problems under the carpet.
Polisens misstag sopas under mattan. – The police’s mistakes are being swept under the rug.
Det här ska inte sopas under mattan. – This shouldn’t be swept under the carpet

 

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