candy-coat

(redirected from candy-coated)
Also found in: Dictionary.

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!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
It's less candy-coated than most, and much more real--but no less magical.
For pure, candy-coated novelty, reach for the Ricoh Theta.
Benefit's Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar, PS60 (benefitcosmetics.
BeNefiT | Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar, PS60, only available in store (benefitcosmetics.co.uk) ALWAYS hugely popular, the first drop sold out instantly, but there will be more calendars back on Benefit counters this month - if you're quick!
BENEFIT | Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar, PS60, only available in store (benefitcosmetics.co.uk) PS60, only available in store (benefitcosmetics.co.uk) ALWAY LWAY LWA S hugely popular, the first drop sold out instantly, but there will be more calendars back on Benefit counters this month - if you're quick!
Box with Benefits Box with Benefits Benefit Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar, PS60, www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk The first drop sold out instantly, but there will be more calendars back on counters in November.
Brimful of powerful description and imagery, the novel is gruesome at times and is not for those readers who like their fantasy novels candy-coated. Nevertheless, it is both a gripping and absorbing read.
Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking glitch from a candy-coated cart racing game might be the only one who could help him.
With the help of a 'glitch' from a candy-coated cart racing game, Ralph tries to atone for his mistake and become the heroic figure that he longs to be.
Katy does seem to have shed her candy-coated bubblegum image for something a little darker this time round though so it'll be interesting to see what she does with her live show.
Kettle and candy-coated popcorns are ranked from least to
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.