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

"paper over the cracks" in British English

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paper over the cracks

to ​hideproblems, ​especiallyarguments between ​people, in ​order to make a ​situationseembetter 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)
Translations of “paper over the cracks”
in Chinese (Simplified) 掩盖问题(尤指分歧)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掩蓋問題(尤指分歧)…
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