a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

Something good makes something bad more tolerable. I'm going to put on some fun background music while I work on this boring project because a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
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Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
JUST a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down - well, I can't even face the water to wash down the antibiotics.
So, while a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a spoonful of cinnamon offers much, much more.
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but only a few drops of sugar-sweetened water quell the crying of new-born babies longer and more effectively than a pacifier does, a new study reports.