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paper over

verb

Definition of paper over

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to gloss over, explain away, or patch up (as major differences or disparities) especially in order to maintain a semblance of unity or agreement

  3. 2 :  hide, conceal



Examples of paper over

  1. <the differences between the two factions are too great to be papered over in the name of party unity>

  2. <the company tried to paper over its red ink, issuing assurances that it was still financially sound>



1910

First Known Use of paper over

1910

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