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noun     blanket pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a thick cover made of wool or another material that you use to keep warm in bed
  2. 2
    [singular] a thick layer of something, for example snow or cloud, that completely covers an area
    blanket of:

    a blanket of fog

  3. 3
    [singular] something that makes it difficult for you to get information or make progress
    blanket of:

    The department’s activities are wrapped in a blanket of secrecy.

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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