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candy-coat

To attempt to make something seem better or more palatable than it actually is, especially something perceived as negative or unfavorable. Mom tried to candy-coat the news by talking about how big the yard would be at the new house, but we were all sad about the move. Don't try to candy-coat this! An F is an F, no matter how hard you studied!
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The factory, which was located in Zouk Mikael and produced Chiclets, a brand of candy-coated chewing gum, has informed the Labor Ministry of its decision to halt production.
Lash back against oppression with candy-coated images and idyllic picnic scenes?
First up to join Peter on the mic was Runaway Go's Fiona O'Kane, who took the sting out of power ballad 'Love Is A Bitter Thing' with her candy-coated voice.
Sarah Silverman is brilliant as Vanellope von Schweetz, a young girl from a candy-coated cart racing game who seems to cry real tears.
Produced by the creative team behind Dreamboats and Petticoats, the musical promises to be a candy-coated feel-good show set in the summer of 1963, the golden age of rock 'n' roll.
95), a guaranteed, can't-go-wrong two-pound gift of beef log and sausages; cheese bars; mixed nuts; and incredible spreadable mustards; butter toffee; petits fours, Santa chocolate, candy-coated pretzels, and candy buttons.
The researchers also found that enkephalin, the natural drug-like chemical produced in that same brain region, surged when rats began to eat the candy-coated morsels, too.
The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood is planning to replace its candy-coated holiday gingerbread houses with trendy cupcakes this year.
The shop features a candy-coated ceiling and custom candy-themed light fixtures.
The cookies are made from molasses, a blend of warm spices and decorated with white icing, currants and red candy-coated pieces.
Mothering in the Third Wave is not a candy-coated celebration of maternity.
Other new seasonal treats include the Kisses Brand milk chocolate pink and blue gift bags featuring spring-colored foils and "Happy Easter" plumes, a hollow milk chocolate Egg filled with candy coated milk chocolate Eggs and a Cadbury hollow milk chocolate Egg filled with Cadbury candy-coated mini-eggs.
To be sure, it's a candy-coated blockbuster, to be enjoyed with a tub of popcorn and the beverage of your choice.
KidKupz, LLC has announced its debut product line: KidKupz[TM] Candy-Coated Medicine Dispensing Cups.
Ingredients: 2 packages of 12-count frozen preformed chocolate chip cookies 1 package of miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces 1 package of Hershey's Kisses Cookie sheets (24 cookies) Directions: Distribute cookies on cookie sheets.