Meaning of “put a gloss on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"put a gloss on sth" in British English

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put a gloss on sth

to emphasize the good parts of something that has been done, especially those that are to your advantage, and to avoid the bad parts:

Politics is all about putting a good gloss on unpleasant or difficult situations.

(Definition of “put a gloss on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)