smooth over

phrasal verb
smoothed over; smoothing over; smooths over also smoothes over

Definition of smooth over

: to make (a disagreement, problem, difficulty, etc.) seem less serious than it really is Don't worry about missing the application deadline—we'll smooth that over with the office. She smoothed over the objections to his candidacy.

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