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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 something

to fail to deal with the importance of something The report praised the managers but glossed over the high cost of the project.
Usage notes: usually said about a problem or fault: The State Department's reports for the period glossed over the worst human-rights problems in the region.
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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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lip gloss

n. lies; deception; exaggeration; BS. (From the name of a lipstick-like cosmetic.) Everything he says is just lip gloss. He is a liar at heart.
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By working with TurnHere and leveraging its global filmmaker network, we are able to provide our users with a local insider perspective from almost anywhere in the world," says Richard Glosser, executive director of emerging media of CondeNet.
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