English version

cover/hide a multitude of sins

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcover/hide a multitude of sinscover/hide a multitude of sinsCRITICIZEto make faults or problems seem less clear or noticeable – used humorously Patterned carpet can hide a multitude of sins (=the carpet is dirty, but the pattern hides it). multitude
Examples from the Corpus
cover/hide a multitude of sinsCurtains around a bed can also hide a multitude of sins in patient care.Patterned carpet can hide a multitude of sins.It hides a multitude of sins.It was called UDAG-a sincere-sounding acronym that covered a multitude of sins.Jay was a solid woman, dressed in dark loose comfortable clothes that hid a multitude of sins.
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