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cast a veil over (something)
To conceal something, usually by not talking about it. Can we please cast a veil over that stupid rumor about me? It's not true, but I want as few people to hear about it as possible. I tried to cast a veil over my inexperience so that the recruiter would seriously consider me for the job.
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cast/draw/throw a ˈveil over something(written) say nothing or no more about something unpleasant: It is kinder to draw a veil over some of his later movies.
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