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English definition of “cushion the blow”

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cushion the blow

to make a bad situation less serious: He's lost his job, but the redundancy money will cushion the blow.
Translations of “cushion the blow”
in Chinese (Traditional) 緩解打擊, 緩和不良狀況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缓解打击, 缓和不良状况…
(Definition of cushion the blow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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