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
The Mary Poppins lyric, "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," could describe what Levinson is doing here in these individual GS lessons, each sharply written from a wild imagination with entertaining whimsy, and each aptly supported by a wacky Paul Johnston illustration.
JUST a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down - well, I can't even face the water to wash down the antibiotics.
"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," sings Julie Andrews in the popular Disney movie Mary Poppins.
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.