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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.

whitewash, a

A glossing over of bad conduct, dishonesty, or other misdeeds. Using clean paint as a metaphor for concealing misconduct dates at least from the early eighteenth century. “The greater part of whitewashing is done with ink,” wrote George D. Prentice (Prenticeana, 1860).
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However, Bangladesh's ranking has been unchanged despite being whitewashed in the three-match ODI series at the hand of Sri Lanka but they lost four valuable rating points to let Lankans breathe on them heavily.
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Lawyer Neri Colmenares, Bayan Muna chair, said China's explanation that the Chinese fishing vessel accidentally hit the Filipino boat in panic because it was under siege by other Filipino boats was just an introductory statement leading to a whitewash.
But Kevin Hollinrake, co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking, said: "This report is another complete whitewash and another demonstrable failure of the regulator to perform its role."
Not since John Parrott thrashed Eddie Charlton 10-0 in 1992 has the Sheffield venue witnessed a whitewash.
The 24-year-old ranked number one in Twenty20s hit a punishing 58-ball 79 with seven boundaries and two sixes as Pakistan whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 with a comfortable 47-run win in the third and final match in Dubai on Sunday.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday kept the same winning combination against New Zealand for the three-match Twenty20 series, which whitewashed Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Joshi questioned: "Do you think Rajkumar Hirani, at this time in his career, would spend three years of his life just to whitewash somebody?"
Buttler then had to bat against type as he finally found lasting support from Adil Rashid in a ninth-wicket stand of 81, and then scrambled the last 11 runs alongside number 11 Jake Ball, to carry England to the first 5-0 whitewash of their Ashes rivals in any format, with nine balls to spare.
Once the game's done and once you have got the whitewash then you've got things to talk about."
Expectedly, the advisory board is proving to be nothing but an instrument used by the Myanmar government to whitewash the crimes of the military.
Higgins also lost to eventual winner Neil Robertson but was pleased with his performance especially against O'Sullivan who picked up his first whitewash against him in 23 years.
AUGHTON Institute E took sole leadership of Division One as they chalked up their fourth win in four with a superb 6-0 whitewash of Skelmersdale Wardens A.