conspiracy of silence

conspiracy of silence
Meaning: general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of secrecy.
Example: On the airport security check, there is a conspiracy of silence; most of guards bypass the known visitors without checking.

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cast aspersions
cast aspersions Meaning: criticize somebody or somebody's character. Example: His opponents never missed an opportunity to cast aspersions on his professionalism.

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