English version

paper over the cracks

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpaper over the crackspaper over the cracksHIDE/NOT SHOWto try to hide disagreements or difficulties We need to discuss disagreements honestly without papering over the cracks. paper
Examples from the Corpus
paper over the cracksHe did his best to paper over the cracks.The private finance initiative has not papered over the cracks, although it has lined plenty of pockets.King Birendra enjoyed considerable popularity, which enabled him to paper over the cracks in his divided kingdom.Conversely, if you have been papering over the cracks of a relationship these same eclipses will seek them out.
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