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Test incompl/inter-311, Question 6 #1 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 14:56 pm   Test incompl/inter-311, Question 6
 

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ESL/EFL Test #311 "English Slang Idioms (32)", question 6

"Don't try to brush it under the ........., young man. Did you think I wouldn't find out that you failed the test?" his mother asked.

(a) deck
(b) carpet
(c) doily
(d) couch

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #311 "English Slang Idioms (32)", answer 6

"Don't try to brush it under the carpet, young man. Did you think I wouldn't find out that you failed the test?" his mother asked.

Correct answer: (b) carpet
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brush/sweep sth under the carpet =does it mean to try to stop people from finding out about sth wrong, illegal, embarrassing etc. that has happened or that you have done.
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Test incompl/inter-311, Question 6 #2 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 19:18 pm   Test incompl/inter-311, Question 6
 

Brush under the carpet = hide the fact
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