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papering over

verb
present participle of paper over

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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

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papered over

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paper money

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“Papering over.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/papering%20over. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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