Meaning of “paper over the cracks” in the English Dictionary


"paper over the cracks" in English

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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.

(Definition of “paper over the cracks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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