gloss over


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gloss over (something)

To minimize or hide something. Oh, I just glossed over the fact that I'd gotten a parking ticket when I told mom and dad about my night.
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gloss over something

to cover up, minimize, or play down something bad. Don't gloss over your own role in this fiasco! I don't want to gloss this matter over, but it really isn't very important, is it?
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gloss over

Make attractive or acceptable by deception or superficial treatment. For example, His resumé glossed over his lack of experience, or She tried to gloss over the mistake by insisting it would make no difference. [Mid-1600s]
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