cover/hide a multitude of sins

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cover/hide a multitude of sins

: to cover/hide problems or faults
  • Some new paint on an old house can cover/hide a multitude of sins.

Word by Word Definitions

cover play
  1. : to guard from attack

  2. : to have within the range of one's guns : command

  3. : to hold within range of an aimed firearm

  1. : something that protects, shelters, or guards: such as

  2. : natural shelter for an animal

  3. : a position or situation affording protection from enemy fire

hide play
  1. : any of various old English units of land area

  1. : to put out of sight : secrete

  2. : to conceal for shelter or protection : shield

  3. : to keep secret

  1. : blind

  1. : the skin of an animal whether raw or prepared for use

  2. : the life or physical well-being of a person

  1. : to give a beating to : flog

multitude play
  1. : the state of being many

  2. : a great number : host

  3. : a great number of people

sin play sins
  1. : an offense against religious or moral law

  2. : an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible

  3. : an often serious shortcoming : fault

  1. : to commit a sin

  2. : to commit an offense or fault

  1. : the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table


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