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    Концы в воду

    I need to translate in English the Russian proverb "Концы в воду", meaning - to conceal all evidence against you: as in "мы конфеты сами съедим, коробку спрячем, а открытку выбросим - и концы в воду, мама даже не узнает, что получала посылку". Any ideas, tovarischi?
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    Off the top of my head - "leaving no loose ends". Not exactly the same thing but it's a start.
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    Hmm... where have I seen this phrase before???

    In this context adoc's phrase could work, so could "we won't leave a trace"
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    to cover one's tracks

    Multitran (my dictionary) also suggests the following:

    концы в воду = and nobody the wiser
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    to cover one's tracks

    Multitran (my dictionary) also suggests the following:

    концы в воду = and nobody the wiser
    yeah, I read that "suggestion", but it doesn't fit the context by a mile!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Multitran sucks :P - at least at this case.

    So, Vinnie, I'll put "leave no loose ends" - it's kinda close, OK?
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    Sure!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Funny thing. I was watching NTV (НТВ) about half an hour ago and heard this very expression - концы в воду.

    That was about 1000000th coincidence of such kind in my life which shows that everything is connected in this world
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    Funny thing. I was watching NTV (НТВ) about half an hour ago and heard this very expression - концы в воду.

    That was about 1000000th coincidence of such kind in my life which shows that everything is connected in this world
    That's right, my cognate-thingking brother!
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