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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 Learners 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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