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Meaning of “take the sting out of sth” in the English Dictionary

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take the sting out of sth

If something ​takes the sting out of an ​unpleasantsituation, it makes it less ​unpleasant: The new ​policy of ​shorterworkinghours will ​serve to take the sting out of the ​paycut.
(Definition of take the sting out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take the sting out of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少…的不快…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少…的不快…
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