explain away


Definition of EXPLAIN AWAY

to give the reason for or cause of <after the surprise attack, military leaders struggled to explain away the nation's unpreparedness>
to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses <tried to explain away his adulterous affairs by saying that men are promiscuous by nature>

March 27, 2015
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