couch (something) in (something)

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couch (something) in (something)

To convey something very deliberately by saying it in a particular way or with particular wording. That professor always manages to couch her criticism in kind words, so I'm never too upset by her negative feedback.
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couch something in something

to express something in carefully chosen or deceptive words. He tended to couch his explanations in arcane vocabulary. She couched her words in an overly polite manner.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In Appendix A, Baughan dates every one of these tombs with a question mark, most with ranges of "eighth-fifth century?" Funerary couches in tombs from sites in Lycia, Caria, and Paphlagonia carry the discussion into the fourth century BC and later.
When someone wants to spend two weeks in Europe or any other place in the world, he or she logs on to the Web site and searches for available couches in an area, instead of looking for hostels or hotel rooms.