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Cover one’s tracks


Protect yourself. Be on the defensive. Hide your whereabouts and activities, especially concerning illegal or immoral acts. Conceal one’s mistakes and failings. (Compare to Cover your behind.)

“After years of mismanagement the Mayor had covered his tracks but it all became public when his mistress testified in court.”

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