Examples of fig leaf in a Sentence
Opponents claim that the humanitarian goals of the project are just a fig leaf, and that its real purpose is to make money.
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But the use of the pro-life cause as a fig leaf is especially galling to me.
The night’s theme was Garden of Earthly Delights, so some guests, in fact, wore revealing body stockings with strategically placed fig leaves and flowers.
The second travel ban came with only a fig leaf of a simplistic and conclusory letter from the attorney general and the secretary of homeland security, a letter so thin the Department of Justice barely mentions it in its filings.
The State Department review has proven to be an insufficient fig leaf for any decision.
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First Known Use of fig leaf
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Definition of fig leaf for English Language Learners
: the leaf of a fig tree
: something that prevents embarrassment or criticism by covering or hiding something
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