At the same time, your Turkish guide/driver would be talking you up, as if he was trying to sell you like a rug at the bazaar.
I'm going to write this just so our conservative friends can't say I brush these things under the rug.
Or, to put it more accurately: conflict is inevitably swept under the rug, at any and all costs.
The New York Ivy has become the latest in a string of schools to be accused of sweeping charges of sexual assault under the rug.
These comments were swept under the rug and no apology was issued.
I offered my rug, insisting that she was not properly clad for a journey over the mountains at night.
And on that rug was a fine representation of Mars, the god of war.
Kate went to her to try to put out the blaze; then she, too, caught fire, and not one of them had the sense to roll on the rug.
She stepped off the rug, went to the "express office," and took a card from the desk.
It was furnished with ugly, heavy wooden furniture, and a rug that was almost threadbare.
1550s, "coarse fabric," of Scandinavian origin, cf. Norwegian dialectal rugga "coarse coverlet," from Old Norse rogg "shaggy tuft," from Proto-Germanic *rawwa-, perhaps related to rag (n.) and rough (adj.). Sense evolved to "coverlet, wrap" (1590s), then "mat for the floor" (1808). Meaning "toupee" is theater slang from 1940. Cut a rug "dance" is slang first attested 1942. To sweep (something) under the rug in the figurative sense is from 1954.