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English definition of “paper over the cracks”

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paper over the cracks

to hide problems, especially arguments between people, in order to make a situation seem better than it really is: She tried to paper over the cracks, but I could see that the relationship was failing.
Translations of “paper over the cracks”
in Chinese (Traditional) 掩蓋問題(尤指分歧)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 掩盖问题(尤指分歧)…
(Definition of paper over the cracks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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