paper over


paper over

verb

Definition of PAPER OVER

1
to dismiss as of little importance <the differences between the two factions are too great to be papered over in the name of party unity>
Near Antonyms heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)
2
to keep secret or shut off from view <the company tried to paper over its red ink, issuing assurances that it was still financially sound>

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