drape (someone or something) in (something)

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drape (someone or something) in (something)

To loosely place something over someone or something. We draped the couch in a sheet to keep it from getting damaged in the move.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drape someone or something in something

to wrap or cover someone or something in something. They draped her in golden silks, but she still looked like a country girl. They draped the tables in polka-dot cloth for the party.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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His body was draped in a black shawl, and his head was bandaged in white muslin, like a mummy's; one of his long, shapely hands lay out on the black cloth; that was all one could see of him.
The saree draped in the front showed off its beautiful border and Sarju topped it off with typical Gujarati accessories in her hair, plus necklaces and bangles.
The Chinese embassy in Manila sent e-mail messages to media agencies, saying: "Television reports showed that Rolando Mendoza, the cold-blooded hostage-taker, was laid in his house in a coffin draped in the Philippine national flag".
WHY is it when a Scottish soldier dies doing England's dirty work in Iraq his coffin is draped in the national flag of his own country and yet when a Welsh soldier dies in Iraq his coffin is draped in the Union Jack?
We suspected something was up when we spotted the delectable Miss Dahl leaving The Ivy draped in one last week.
The woman sits, turned toward us in a three-quarters pose, draped in a classical-looking sheet.