Learn English – an alternative phrase to “swept under the rug?”

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I am writing a poem for my Creative Writing class, and my teacher suggested I find a "more interesting alternative" to one of my lines. For context, my poem is about how dead kids are honored and put on pedestals and "never forgotten," but mentally ill kids are hidden away and ignored by society.

Best Answer

Mentally ill kids are consigned to the margins sounds good to me. But, if you are a non-native speaker, I'd recommend mentally ill kids are consigned to the margins of society.