paper over

verb

Definition of paper over

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to gloss over, explain away, or patch up (differences, disparities, etc.) especially in order to maintain a semblance of unity or agreement

  3. 2 :  hide, conceal

Examples of paper over in a Sentence

  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



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