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paper over sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with paper   /ˈpeɪ.pər/ us    /-pɚ/
to hide an unpleasant situation, especially a problem or disagreement, in order to make people believe that it does not exist or is not serious: He tried to paper over the country's deep-seated problems.Hiding and disguising
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