paper over


paper over

verb

Definition of PAPER OVER

transitive verb
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
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>

First Known Use of PAPER OVER

1910

Rhymes with PAPER OVER

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