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To pretend something is not happening or is not the case

kick something into the long grass

to react to a difficult problem by doing something to make sure that people will forget about it rather than trying to solve it

sweep aside

to ignore someone or something, or to refuse to consider them

gloss over

to ignore or avoid unpleasant facts

wink at

to pretend that you have not noticed something or do not know about it, because you do not approve of it

ignore

verb

to pretend that you have not noticed someone or something

connive

verb

to ignore behaviour or an activity that is wrong, or to do nothing to stop it, so that you seem to approve of it

turn a blind eye (to something)

to pretend you do not notice something, because you should do something about it but you do not want to

look the other way

to deliberately ignore something bad that is happening

overlook

verb

to choose to ignore a mistake, fault etc

cover up

to hide the truth about something by not telling what you know or by preventing other people from telling what they know

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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