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papers over

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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2 to keep secret or shut off from view
  • the company tried to paper over its red ink, issuing assurances that it was still financially sound

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papers over

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“Papers over.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/papers%20over. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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