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whitewash

1. tv. to make something look better than it really is; to conceal something bad. Now, don’t try to whitewash this incident. Open up about it.
2. n. an act or campaign of covering up something bad. They tried to give the scandal the old whitewash, but it didn’t work.
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Solihull & Shirley ladies suffered two 6-0 whitewashes in the top flight to the students and SGN.
Green Lane hit four at home to Walsgrave in Division Two in a match which included two whitewashes to the Lane in dominoes and snooker.
Unless there is sustained public pressure on Congress really and seriously to uncover the criminality in the oil-for-food program, we can expect Volcker's fellow internationalists in the House and Senate to turn at least three of the five congressional investigations into similar whitewashes that end with more empty proposals for UN "reform.
When Steele whitewashes this book instead of focusing on the many horrors it contains, he unintentionally aids those who use it to condemn, persecute, and discriminate against us.
If we keep playing as we are now there's no reason why we shouldn't win 5-0 - we've won four or five of our recent series in whitewashes and you're a fool if you go into any series not aiming to win all your Test matches.
com) releases its first guide book today, entitled, You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths.