draw a veil over

draw a veil over something

(slightly formal)
1. to hide something Dense fog drew a veil over the landscape.
2. to avoid talking about something I think we should draw a veil over this conversation and pretend it never happened.
Related vocabulary: keep (something) under wraps
See also: draw, veil

draw a veil over something

if you draw a veil over a subject, you do not talk about it any more because it could cause trouble or make someone embarrassed I think we should draw a veil over this conversation and pretend it never happened.
See also: draw, veil

draw a veil over

Conceal or avoid discussing something; keep from public knowledge. For example, Louise drew a veil over the accounting errors. [c. 1700]
See also: draw, veil
References in classic literature ?
We will draw a veil over the scene that occurred after Rebecca's return from school.