paper something over

paper something over
disguise an awkward problem instead of resolving it.
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  • paper something over — COVER UP, hide, conceal, disguise, camouflage, gloss over. → paper …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper over — ( ● paper * * * paper over [phrasal verb] paper (something) over or paper over (something) : to hide (something bad, such as differences or problems) They papered over their disagreements [=they pretended that they did not disagree] in order to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper — noun 1》 material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing or printing on or as wrapping material.     ↘(papers) sheets of paper covered with writing or printing; documents.     ↘[as modifier] …   English new terms dictionary

  • over — o|ver1 W1S1 [ˈəuvə US ˈouvər] prep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(above)¦ 2¦(covering)¦ 3¦(across)¦ 4¦(on the other side)¦ 5¦(down from something )¦ 6¦(in many parts of something)¦ 7¦(no longer affected)¦ 8¦(more than)¦ 9¦(during)¦ 10 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • over — o|ver1 W1S1 [ˈəuvə US ˈouvər] prep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(above)¦ 2¦(covering)¦ 3¦(across)¦ 4¦(on the other side)¦ 5¦(down from something )¦ 6¦(in many parts of something)¦ 7¦(no longer affected)¦ 8¦(more than)¦ 9¦(during)¦ 10 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • over — 1 preposition 1 above or higher than something, without touching it: A lamp hung over the table. | She leaned over the desk to answer the phone. | The sign over the door said Mind your head . opposite under 1 (1), see also: above 1, across 1 2 on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paper over something — tv. to try to conceal something unpleasant; to try to cover up a misdeed. □ You can’t paper this over. It has to be dealt with now! CD This is a severe social problem. Don’t try to paper over it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • over — /oh veuhr/, prep. 1. above in place or position: the roof over one s head. 2. above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall. 3. above in authority, rank, power, etc., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding: There is no one …   Universalium

  • Something Positive — logo, Mr. Personality. Author(s) R. K. Milholland Website http:/ …   Wikipedia

  • paper over something — paper over (something) to solve a problem temporarily. They papered over their disagreements in order to end the meeting on a positive note. She has a solid record of bridging differences between groups, not just papering them over …   New idioms dictionary

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